Oman orders 1 million hydroxychloroquine tablets to treat COVID-19 patients

Oman orders 1 million hydroxychloroquine tablets to treat COVID-19 patients
Earlier on Saturday, the UAE said it will import 5.5 million HCQ tablets from India, which is one of the biggest exporters of the drug. (File/AFP)
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Updated 21 April 2020

Oman orders 1 million hydroxychloroquine tablets to treat COVID-19 patients

Oman orders 1 million hydroxychloroquine tablets to treat COVID-19 patients
  • The move comes as 144 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the country on Monday
  • The ministry has approved the antimalaria drug, HCQ, as one of the medications to be used in treating people with COVID-19

DUBAI: The Oman Ministry of Health said it purchased 1 million tablets of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) from India as possible treatment for COVID-19, state-run Oman News Agency has reported.

The move comes as 144 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the country on Monday, which brought the total number of infections to 1,410 with seven fatalities.

The ministry has approved the antimalaria drug, HCQ, as one of the medications to be used in treating people with COVID-19.

Earlier on Saturday, the UAE said it will import 5.5 million HCQ tablets from India, which is one of the biggest exporters of the drug.


Kuwait’s emir accepts resignation of cabinet — state news agency

Kuwait’s emir accepts resignation of cabinet — state news agency
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Kuwait’s emir accepts resignation of cabinet — state news agency

Kuwait’s emir accepts resignation of cabinet — state news agency
  • Ministers will stay in office until replacements have been appointed

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah and his cabinet, state news agency KUNA said on Monday.
Sheikh Sabah’s cabinet will continue in a caretaker capacity until the formation of a new government, KUNA said.