Trump announces US will send ventilators to India, collaborate on developing Covid vaccine

New Delhi: US President Donald Trump Saturday said America will donate ventilators to India and that both sides are also jointly collaborating on developing a vaccine for Covid-19.

 “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. We’re also cooperating on vaccine development…,” tweeted Trump.

During a press conference at the White House Friday, Trump said: “Prime Minister Modi has been a good friend of mine” and “we are working closely with India”.

“I just got back a short while ago from India recently … We have a tremendous Indian population in the US,” the President said, adding that many of them are working on developing a vaccine for Covid-19 and called them “great scientists and researchers”.

President Trump had visited India in February for a two-day trip along with wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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