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US is begging Asia and Europe for ‘masks and hand sanitizer’ after Trump mentioned America will NEVER depend on overseas assist

US is begging Asia and Europe for ‘masks and hand sanitizer’ after Trump said America will NEVER rely on foreign help


PRESIDENT Donald Trump is begging international locations all over the world to offer the US masks and hand sanitizer to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

In response to CNN, the Trump administration has been asking different international locations for 25 objects.

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Donald Trump is begging international locations all over the world to offer the US masks and hand sanitizer to fight the coronavirus pandemic[/caption]

The State Division has been telling diplomats to ask their host international locations for COVID-19 provides accessible each “right this moment” and “in weeks”.

The checklist contains primary objects, corresponding to biohazard luggage, N-95 masks, gloves, robes, surgical caps, shoe covers, sharps containers, protecting eyewear, hand sanitizer and Tyvek fits.

However the president can also be asking for complicated gear together with ventilators, metered dose inhalers, elastomeric respirators and powered air purifying respirators.

White Home Commerce and Manufacturing Coverage Director, Peter Navarro instructed the NYT: “My job on the White Home proper now could be to assist discover regardless of the American individuals want and purchase it from wherever we will, and if we have to ship a airplane to go get it, we’ll get that accomplished utilizing the complete power of presidency and personal enterprise.

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Peter Navarro instructed the NYT: “My job on the White Home proper now could be to assist discover regardless of the American individuals want and purchase it from wherever we will”[/caption]

“If China or another nation has some masks, gloves or different merchandise we’d like for the American individuals, we welcome that with open arms.”

Nonetheless, talking on Tuesday, Trump mentioned: “We should always by no means be reliant on a overseas nation for the technique of our personal survival.

“America won’t ever be a supplicant nation, we might be a proud affluent unbiased and self-reliant nation.

“We’ll embrace commerce with all, however be depending on none.”

The checklist emerged on the identical day that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo begged for triple the variety of hospital beds to assist battle the virus.


Cuomo mentioned 140,000 beds are wanted however New York hospitals solely have 53,000 accessible.

He additionally urged New York hospitals to extend their capability by 50 %, which would supply 27,000 extra beds – upping the whole to 80,000.

The request got here as members of the Division of Homeland Safety have been knowledgeable on Tuesday that New York Metropolis will run out of morgue house early subsequent week.

The present US coronavirus loss of life toll stands at 809, with at the very least 55,570 confirmed circumstances

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