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Trump says US will send India ventilators amid pandemic

US president says Washington and New Delhi 'cooperating' on developing badly-needed coronavirus vaccine

Michael Hernandez   | 15.05.2020
Trump says US will send India ventilators amid pandemic

WASHINGTON

The US will "donate" ventilators to India amid the global coronavirus pandemic as the countries jointly work on developing a badly-needed vaccine, President Donald Trump said Friday.

"I am proud to announce that the United States will donate ventilators to our friends in India. We stand with India and @narendramodi during this pandemic," he said on Twitter, suing the handle for the Indian prime minister.

Trump further stated that Washington and New Delhi "are cooperating" on developing a vaccine, adding "Together we will beat the invisible enemy!"

The US remains the country hardest-hit by the coronavirus pandemic with over a quarter of all deaths recorded worldwide and nearly one-third of all confirmed cases, according to a study being conducted by Johns Hopkins University.

Around the globe over 4.5 million people have tested positive for the virus and 305,395 have died, the university's running tally indicates. Over 1.6 million have recovered.

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