US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — US President Donald Trump has said he believes the country’s new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has increased and that their expectations for the loss of life from the virus have dropped to 60,000 to 65,000.
Trump at a press conference of the Task Force in the fight against COVID-19 held at the White House said that at the end of the tunnel there is light. “With the measures we have taken, we have probably saved millions of lives. Until recently, it was expected that 100 to 240 thousand people would die due to the virus. But now we think that the deaths will be below 100 thousand. We are moving towards a 60,000 to 65,000 deaths could occur.”
Noting that the governors of several states have done a good job, Trump said, “I think the growth of pandemics is over.”
– $ 19 billion package for the agricultural sector
Trump announced on the aid package for American farmers who are facing economic difficulties due to COVID-19 pandemic. “The US Department of Agriculture today launched a $ 19 billion program. With this program, we will make direct payments to our farmers. At the same time, large quantities of meat, milk and food products will be purchased for distributed to people in need, “Trump added.
He stressed that the states aim to increase the weekly capacity of the tests and that they will also help send test kits to these regions.
– The US will help other countries with respiratory equipment
Emphasizing that they expect American stocks to soon have a large number of breathing apparatus, Trump said: “We have currently created the kingdom of breathing apparatus. We do not need them. Today I had a conversation with the President of Mexico. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. I told him that we would provide assistance in breathing equipment. In this regard, we will provide assistance to other countries as well.”
Trump recalled that yesterday they published a plan regarding the gradual lifting of measures for COVID-19 in the US. Trump stated that “After that some partisan voices were raised in the press spreading false and misleading information about our test capacity. These people have difficulty understanding our giant test capacity. We started at zero. Before us there were a very outdated and exhausted system ”.
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