The Indian government has approved the export of 2,800,000 packets of paracetamol to the UK.
The medicine will be distributed to leading UK supermarkets and retailers, the Department for International Trade announced on Tuesday (14).
The drug is prescribed to deal with fever, which is one of the key symptoms of coronavirus. The UK has 93,873 cases of people who tested positive, besides 12,107 deaths, according to Reuters tally on Wednesday (15).
Commenting on the paracetamol shipments- International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss said: “Coronavirus is the largest threat we have all faced in decades, so it’s imperative that we work together to continue global trade and keep supply chains open. This will mean nearly three million more packets of paracetamol on British supermarket shelves.
“I’d like to extend a big thank you to officials both in the UK and India who worked hard on this agreement and I look forward to working with India and other countries soon to ensure we beat COVID-19.”
Lord Tariq Ahmad last week said the shipment was symbolic of the cooperative way both countries have been working through this unprecedented Covid-19 global crisis.