USA: Trump praises US's coronavirus testing capabilities

21 апреля 2020 г. 7:07

US President Donald Trump commented on his administration creating the possibilities for people to be tested for the coronavirus, saying that «hundreds and hundreds of labs are ready» for it. The comments were made at the White House coronavirus task force briefing in Washington DC on Monday. «We provided each governor with a list of the names, addresses and phone numbers of the labs where they can find the additional testing capacity within their state,» Trump said. Trump's words came as some governors reportedly complained about not having enough testing kits. «Some of the governors like as an example, the governor from Maryland didn't really understand the list (of laboratories to test for the coronavirus). He didn't understand too much about what was going on,» the US president said. «They're getting it together in New York. A lot of good things are happening in New York,» Trump said regarding the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. Trump also commented on the US oil prices dropping below zero on Monday. «We're filling up our national petroleum reserves, strategic, you know, the strategic reserves, and we're looking to put as much as 75 million barrels into the reserves themselves. That would top it out,» he said. According to Johns Hopkins University, the US has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infections with 786,968 cases and more than 42,500 related deaths.

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