- Donald Trump claims India and China will have more cases of COVID-19 if they increase testing
- He says India and China will also surpass the US if this happens
- Trump said, “It came from China, should have been stopped in China”
The President of the United State of America, Donald Trump has said that countries such as India and China would have more cases of the novel Coronavirus than the US, which is the worst-hit country in the world, if they will start conducting more tests.
In his remark at the Puritan Medical Products in Maine Trump said that the US has carried out 20 million (2 crore) tests so far. Comparing to the US, he said Germany is at 4 million and South Korea is at 3 million tests, he said of Friday.
Going by the data shared by Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the US has reported around 1.9 million (19 lakh) cases and more than 100,000 deaths which have made the US the worst affected country in the whole world, worse than China which was the origin point of the deadly virus. The cases of COVID-19 in China stood at 84,177 while in India they were 2,36,184.
As per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry of India, the country has conducted more than 4 million (40 lakh) tests for the novel Coronavirus.
Talking about the tests of the Coronavirus pandemic in the US, Trump said, “We will be well over 20 million tests. Remember this, when you test more, you have more cases.”
He added, “I say to my people every time we test; you find cases because we do more testing. If we have more cases, if we wanted to do testing in China or in India or other places, I promise you there would be more cases… you are doing a fantastic job in getting out the swabs”.
Puritan is one of the only manufacturers in the world which is producing the high-quality medical swabs that are critical for the rapid testing. Trump said, “every swab you make at Puritan is proudly stamped with the beautiful phrase made in the USA.”
He added, “Thanks to the testing capacity that you are making possible, our country is reopening and our economy is recovering like nobody would’ve thought possible,”.
Trump, referring to the latest monthly employment numbers of the US, said that the country’s economy is not back on track. He said, “We absolutely shattered expectations, and this is the largest monthly jobs increase in American history, think of that; that’s a long time.”
The 45th President of the US said, “I think it’s more than double or about double of what our highest was before so this is the largest monthly job increase in American history. And we’re going to have a phenomenal next year. We’re going to have a tremendous couple of months prior to the election on November 3 very, very important date,”.
73 year old Trump who seeks re-election for his second term is pitting against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for the Presidential elections on the 3rd November. As per the opinion polls, Biden leads by several points ahead of Trump.
Trump said, “It’s going to be a very important election because the only thing that can screw it up is if you get the wrong president and they raise your taxes, and they open up your borders so that everybody pours into our country,”.
Trump echoed that he has built a stronger US economy in the last 3 years, he vowed that he will bring the economy back on track which has taken a nosedive owing to the Coronavirus pandemic.