Trump said his decision had saved from death “hundreds of thousands” of people

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The US President Donald trump on June 20 at the meeting said that he had asked American officials to reduce the number of tests for the coronavirus. About it reports Reuters.

The President noted that the United States has already tested 25 million people, far more than in any other country. He called the test a double-edged sword.

Trump noticed that if you spend so many tests, and the number of cases COVID-19 will be greater. According to the President, he appealed to “his people” with a request “slow test”.

The White house claim that trump thus joked.

Trump at the meeting also said that the decree banning visits to the US by tourists from China and Europe was saved “hundreds of thousands of lives.” He added that the media “false news” and acknowledged that the President has done “a phenomenal job”.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

As of this morning throughout the world, the coronavirus has infected 8 791 794 people. Victims COVID-19 464 465 persons, recovered 4 365 932.

In the U.S. the number of infections has reached 2 255 119, 119 died 719, cured 617 460 people. The country is in first place in the world for the spread of COVID-19.