United States President Donald Trump has plead COVID-19 test kits from South Korea, Trumps counterpart Moon Jae-in claimed, as Washington pushes for a quick reopening of the world’s biggest economy.
Outside China the South Korea was the hardest-hit country by Coronavirus where the virus first emerged. South brought its outbreak under control thanks to a large number of diagnostic and contact tracing efforts.
More than 367,000 persons in the country had been tested, those persons who have links to a positive case, and individuals who test confirms, transferred to hospitals to whom doctors referred.
United States of America has the 3rd highest number of confirmed cases globally with 55,000, behind China and Italy, and did a little screening initially.
Donald Trump’s appeal for diagnostic kits came as he called for a quick end to social distancing and declared the beginning of the end of the health crisis in the US.
“President Trump of the United States, made a plea to us for the urgent provision of quarantine items such as diagnostic kits,” Moon said while visiting a test developer in Seoul
During their telephonic conversation Moon told Trump the equipment could require US FDA approval,which Trump said he would seek “within the day”
“If there is a domestic surplus, I will support as much as possible,” Moon told Trump.
The White House also confirmed that the two leaders spoke over coronavirus diagnostic kits, but did not say whether Trump made any such request.
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03 April, 2020