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India gifts Remdesivir medicine to Nepal to treat COVID patients

India on Tuesday gifted over 2,000 vials of Remdesivir medicine for the treatment of coronavirus patients in Nepal as part of the ongoing assistance to the Himalayan nation’s fight against the pandemic, the Indian embassy said.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra, on behalf of the Indian government, handed over 2,000 vials of Remdesivir to Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Tuesday, a press release issued by the Indian embassy in Kathmandu said.

The medicines are a part of the Indian government’s ongoing assistance to Nepal in meeting the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier on August 9, the Indian embassy extended ICU ventilators to the Nepal government.

India has also provided anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to Nepal to treat corona-infected patients. Meanwhile, the Nepal government has decided to resume domestic flights from September 21. The government had suspended the domestic and international flights in March.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Monday took the decision to allow domestic flights and inter-district vehicular movement from September 21. The government has already resumed international flights from September 1, though on a limited basis.

The government has allowed private and public vehicles to operate on the basis of odd and even numbers. – PTI

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