Seoul: Trump sent an “urgent request” for help in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Korea, which has been particularly successful in testing the population for coronavirus, has agreed to provide the United States with testing kits for the presence of the disease. Seoul reported that President Donald Trump asked his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-In for help last Tuesday.
South Korea was one of the first countries in the world to create quickly a system for testing for coronavirus, including the organization of drive-through testing centers, where you can be tested without leaving the car.
Now Seoul is assisting other countries, including the United States, where there are problems with producing their tests.
President Moon Jae-In said that South Korea will hand over as many test kits as possible to the US while continuing to test its population. In the 70-year-old Alliance between Washington and Seoul, there has been a change of roles: now South Korea helps protect Americans on US territory from danger.
However, just a few hours after addressing Moon Jae-In, Donald Trump said that the American tests are of the best quality, and they can be obtained faster than waiting for deliveries from South Korea.
“We still hear about South Korea. Moreover, they had a very hard time in the beginning if you remember. In eight days we will test a greater number of people than they tested over eight weeks,” – said the President of the United States.
On Tuesday, the White House said that Presidents Donald Trump and Moon Jae-In spoke by phone, discussing the efforts to combat the coronavirus being made by their countries.
President Trump stressed that he intends to use the full potential of the US government and work with other world leaders to save as many lives as possible and restore economic growth.
South Korea, previously one of the main hotbeds of the disease continues to show progress. 76 new cases were recorded in the country. This is the 13th consecutive day when the number of cases of infection is below 100.