Washington, April 10 (IANS) President Trump said there have been more than 2 million coronavirus tests conducted in the US.
“I’m reporting today that we passed 2 million tests completed in the United States,” Trump said during the White House press briefing, adding that the tests are “highly sophisticated and highly accurate”, CNN reported.
Earlier in the briefing, the President said, “Other countries are looking to what we are doing, and our testing operation has now become, far and away, the most sophisticated and the best anywhere.”
However, Trump conceded there will not be mass coronavirus testing for all Americans as the country goes back to work, but also claimed it was not needed.
“We want to have it and we’re going to see if we have it. Do you need it? No. Is it a nice thing to do? Yes. We’re talking about 325 million people and that’s not gonna happen, as you can imagine, and it would never happen with anyone else, either. Other countries do it but they do it in a limited form. We’ll probably be the leader of the pack,” Trump said.
Trump also suggested there would be “massive testing” in “certain areas” of the country.