WASHINGTON (April 22, 2020).- The President of the United States, Donald Trump, said that he will send 500 ventilators to Mexico, which will be used in patients suffering complications from COVID-19.
“We are making hundreds of thousands of ventilators at the moment. […] There was a time when they talked about ventilators because they thought that it would be impossible for me to solve this problem. But I solved it,” said the president during a press conference in Washington.
“Today I just spoke to world leaders who desperately need these devices […] We will send 500 fans to Mexico, then another 500 to France, some to Spain, others to Italy,” he added.
Trump invoked days ago a Defense Production Law, a rule dating back to the Korean War, in order to require automaker General Motors to quickly produce respirators to respond to the COVID-19 health emergency.
“GM was wasting time,” Trump said in a statement announcing this special measure. “This decision will help ensure the rapid production of respirators that will save American lives,” he added.
Source: Google news