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Episode 784 March 17, 2020

Anti-HIV drugs used on Coronavirus patients, SAARC meeting, UP ordinance

The Italian couple in Jaipur, who were administered anti-HIV drugs when they tested positive for COVID-19, have now tested negative. Does this mean we could be on our way to developing a drug that fights COVID-19? Abantika Ghosh who covers health for the Indian Express bureau and has been reporting extensively on the Coronavirus outbreak in India, joins us to explain. Next, Shubhajit Roy details how the SAARC countries are coordinating to fight the Coronavirus outbreak and why their meeting was significant. Last, Apurva Vishwanath details why sweeping powers have been given to a claims tribunal under the new Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damage to Public and Private Property Ordinance.
Further reading: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/narendra-modi-saarc-neighbours-spell-out-plan-to-fight-coronavirus-satellite-classes-to-closed-borders-6316050/


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Anti-HIV drugs used on Coronavirus patients, SAARC meeting, UP ordinanceThe Italian couple in Jaipur, who were administered anti-HIV drugs when they tested positive for COVID-19, have now tested negative. Does this mean we could be on our way to developing a drug that fights COVID-19? Abantika Ghosh who covers health for the Indian Express bureau and has been reporting extensively on the Coronavirus outbreak in India, joins us to explain. Next, Shubhajit Roy details how the SAARC countries are coordinating to fight the Coronavirus outbreak and why their meeting was significant. Last, Apurva Vishwanath details why sweeping powers have been given to a claims tribunal under the new Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damage to Public and Private Property Ordinance. Further reading: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/narendra-modi-saarc-neighbours-spell-out-plan-to-fight-coronavirus-satellite-classes-to-closed-borders-6316050/ You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.