New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: US President Donald Trump on Friday said that to support India in its fight against the deadly coronavirus, the United States will be sending many ventilators to the country as America has a tremendous supply of ventilators. Trump also said that both the United States and India are cooperating on vaccine development in order to beat the "invisible enemy."

"I am proud to announce that the United States will donate ventilators to our friends in India. We stand with India and Narendra Modi during this pandemic. We're also cooperating on vaccine development. Together we will beat the invisible enemy!" Trump wrote on his official Twitter account.

India had last month allowed the export of millions of hydroxychloroquine tablets to treat COVID-19 patients in America and Trump had lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "strong leadership" in helping "not just India, but humanity".

Donald Trump also lauded Indian-American scientists and researchers for their efforts in developing medicines and vaccines to treat the deadly coronavirus. Trump said the US was closely working with India to tackle the pandemic.

"We have a tremendous Indian population in the United States and many of the people that you are talking about are working on the vaccine too. Great scientists and researchers," Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House on Friday.

Trump also said the US and India are cooperating to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. "Together we will beat the invisible enemy! We stand with India and Prime Minister Modi during this pandemic," Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House.

Trump also announced a team to develop and manufacture a vaccine for the novel coronavirus at 'Warp Speed' and that the US will be able to deliver a few hundred million doses of the vaccine by the end of this year.

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He said the 'Operation Warp Speed' is evaluating 14 vaccine candidates and that USD 10 billion dollars will be put into the project, which will be run by a four-star Army general Gustave Perna and the former GlaxoSmithKline vaccine head Dr Moncef Slaoui.



(With Agencies Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan