Chinese authorities’ lifesaving shipment is on its way to New York, the epicenter of the world’s most serious outbreak of Covid-19.
New York governor Andrew Coumo said the Chinese government donated 1,000 ventilators to help cope with the Covid-19 epidemic.
After a visit to New York City by the Navy Comfort hospital ship, the Governor of Cuomo attended a press conference at a field hospital in the Javits Center on April 4. Here, the head of New York state announced that the Chinese government has donated 1,000 breathing apparatus to the state. The shipment is expected to arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 4.
“This is a great gesture, it will make an important change for us,” Governor Coumo said at the press conference. The state of Oregon is also sending 140 ventilators to New York to join hands to share the difficulties with people at the most serious epidemic center in the US.
Mr Coumo also said that he had ordered 17,000 ventilators but was unsuccessful due to fierce competition due to scarce resources in the country as well as globally.
Gov. Cuomo revealed that New York has promoted transactions with Chinese companies, considering China as the world’s essential medical equipment stockpile.
Coumo also thanked billionaires Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, the founders of Alibaba as well as Mr. Huang Ping, Chinese Consul General in New York for their active support of the American people in the battle. battle the plague.
New York is still the epicenter of the worst impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of new infections is still increasing every day. According to data from the state governor’s office, as of April 4 the number of corona virus infections in the state has doubled from the previous week, to a total of 113,704 and a death toll of 3,560.
Meanwhile, the federal ventilator reserve is only about 10,000, forcing the states to struggle on their own. The Trump administration is also looking to increase the production of ventilators and other essential medical supplies to cope with overcrowded hospitals. However, CNBC said the plants were operating at full capacity, New York state will soon run out of life equipment next week.
Without a patient ventilator, New York hospitals will be forced to prioritize patient care and life-saving. The plan to share breathing apparatus for patients has also been mentioned.