Modi accepts ventilator aid from Trump

18 Mai, 2020, 16:54 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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"Each of these mobile ventilators is estimated to cost $13,000 (Rs 9.6 lakh at current exchange rates) without accounting for the transportation costs". The consignment will arrive by the end of May.

Underlining the close partnership between the two countries, President Donald Trump, on May 16, announced that the United States would donate ventilators to India. The announcement came during the time when the total number of cases in India has crossed 85,000, surpassing the total number of cases in China. He also praised Narendra Modi and reaffirmed his friendship with the Indian prime minister. We are also cooperating on vaccine development.

"It's one of the several countries I noted that will be getting ventilators", she said, "because, you know, this President has done so well on ventilators - 100,000 in 100 days - that we are able to repurpose them and then send them around the world".

On Saturday, 16 May, 2020, The President of United States, Donald Trump announced his decision to donate ventilators to friends in India and emphasized that USA and India are cooperating on vaccine development for COVID-19 virus.

The remarks come as the United States is attempting to ramp up the supply of coronavirus tests as businesses reopen nationwide this month.

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He told reporters: "We are working closely with India". "Thank you @POTUS @realDonaldTrump". "In such times, it's always important for nations to work together and do as much as possible to make our world healthier and free from Covid-19", he said.

"Another essential pillar of our strategy to keep America open is the development of effective treatments and vaccines as quickly as possible", he said noting the U.S. was working "with other people outside, and that's fine too".

He also announced the appointment of a former pharmaceutical executive to spearhead project, "Operation Warp Speed".

In a way, Donald Trump compared the corona to other viruses, saying, 'In many cases there is no vaccine, the virus or the flu comes and you have to move forward fighting it.



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