US President Donald Trump has acknowledged the assistance provided by key adversaries – Russia and China. Russia has sent a plane with medical equipment to the United States amid the pandemic of COVID-19 US President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday.
“I have to say, we’ve had great relationships with a lot of countries. China sent us some stuff,” he told reporters during a briefing at the White House. “Russia sent us a very, very large planeload of things. Medical equipment. Very Nice.”
Meanwhile, the US have all reported the highest number of deaths in a single day since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The US recorded 884 coronavirus deaths, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. It has also confirmed more than 213,000 cases of the disease.
Globally, about 938,000 have been diagnosed with the virus, and some 194,000 have recovered. Nearly 47,000 people have perished from the disease, which originated in the city of Wuhan, in China.
In Russia, the coronavirus cases hiked has jumped to 3,548, a record daily increase of 771, according to Russia’s crisis response centre. Cases have been recorded in 76 of Russia’s more than 80 regions, but Moscow remains the epicentre of the outbreak with 595 cases, the centre said. Thirty people have died across the country, it said