US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that at least 1.6 million people in the United States had been tested for the novel corona virus and the results were shared with those who did the test.
"This is far more than any other country," said Trump.
At a Coronavirus Taskforce press conference, he expressed optimism and said, "We are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel and we hope to be very proud of the work that we have all done in the not too distant future." ""
He also said Abbott Laboratories will produce 1,200 of its new 15-minute coronavirus tests per week. Abbott's test was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on March 27.
He also said that "300 million gloves, 8 million masks, 3 million clothes and many other important supplies are currently being distributed across the country".
The US President extended his wishes to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized for testing over a week after he tested positive for the virus after showing persistent symptoms of the coronavirus.
"I want Prime Minister Boris Johnson to express our nation's good wishes as he leads his own fight against the virus," Trump said. "All Americans pray for him. He is a friend of mine, he is a great gentleman and a great leader."
Trump added: "I am hopeful and sure that he will be fine."
On Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week, Trump asked all Americans to pray for first responders and key workers who continue to work during the # coronavirus pandemic.
As on Sunday, there are more than 331,000 registered cases and more than 9,400 deaths in the United States, of which 1,344 were reported on Saturday – the largest number of deaths in a day in the country.
According to CNN, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published instructions on Sunday for making masks from common household materials.
After weeks of insisting that Americans not be required to wear coronavirus face masks as a precautionary measure, President Donald Trump announced on Friday new guidelines issued by the CDC that would use "non-medicinal" facewear. recommend.