Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 16 thanked US President Donald Trump for sending ventilators and also noted that it is essential for nations across the world to “work together”. While wishing “more power” to US-India friendship, PM Modi said that the deadly coronavirus outbreak is being combatted “collectively”. He also said that the nation’s leaders shall come together and maximise their efforts to make the world “healthier” and eradicate the novel virus that has now infected over 4.6 million people in 213 countries and killed 308,654 people.
Thank you @POTUS @realDonaldTrump.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2020
This pandemic is being fought collectively by all of us. In such times, it’s always important for nations to work together and do as much as possible to make our world healthier and free from COVID-19.
More power to 🇮🇳 - 🇺🇸 friendship! https://t.co/GRrgWFhYzR
Earlier today, Donald Trump had announced that the US would send ventilators to “friends in India”. Reaffirming his stance of supporting the nation and PM Modi, the US President said, “We stand with India”. Trump even briefed that both nations are currently joining efforts to derive a vaccine for the COVID-19 disease. As of May 16, India has recorded 85,940 cases that are more than that of China, where it had originated. The death toll in the nation has mounted to 2,753. Meanwhile, US is topping the world with most COVID-19 cases and deaths with 1,484,285 infected people and 88,507 fatalities.
I am proud to announce that the United States will donate ventilators to our friends in India. We stand with India and @narendramodi during this pandemic. We’re also cooperating on vaccine development. Together we will beat the invisible enemy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2020