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D onald Trump has claimed that Boris Johnson asked the United States to provide Britain with ventilators to fight the coronavirus. The US president asked Mr Johnson asked for American assistance in a phone call on Friday. Mr Trump wished the Prime Minister well after it was revealed earlier in the day that he had tested positive for coronavirus . Mr Trump also said that the US would provide ventilators for the rest of the world. He said: “Boris Johnson was asking for ventilators today. As you know, Boris, unfortunately he’s tested positive, and it’s a terrible thing. But he’s going to be great, I’m sure he’s going to be totally great. “But they want ventilators. Italy wants ventilators. Spain wants ventilators. Germany wants ventilators. They’re all calling for ventilators. Well we’re going to make a lot of ventilators and we’ll take care of our needs, but we’re also going to help other countries. “ The United States now has more than , Covid – cases, more than any other country in the world. In the UK, more than , People have tested positive while people have died
The ship, which had been turned away from other ports and now is being denied passage through the Panama Canal, was receiving medical supplies and medical personnel from another Holland America ship, the Rotterdam, and the company planned to begin transferring healthy passengers to that ship. There are 1, 0401 and (crew on the Zaandam.) The bodies of the virus victims will remain on the Zaandam until the ship arrives at its final destination.
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Iranian media report nearly (people have been killed and more than 1, sickened so far by ingesting methanol across the Islamic Republic, where drinking alcohol is banned and where those who do rely on bootleggers. An Iranian doctor helping the country’s Health Ministry told the Associated Press on Friday the problem was even greater, giving a death toll of around with 2, (people sickened.) The poisonings come as fake remedies spread across social media in Iran, where people remain deeply suspicious of the government after it downplayed the crisis for days before it overwhelmed the country. The Islamic Republic has reported more than 39, confirmed cases and more than 2, deaths from the virus; the highest toll of any country in the Middle East. International experts also fear Iran may be under-reporting its cases, as officials for days played down the virus ahead of a parliamentary election.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s plea for the tens of millions of people in the capital and surrounding regions to avoid non-essential, non-urgent outings until April 26, and particularly this weekend, followed a surge in coronavirus infections this week, which she said puts Tokyo on the brink of a state of emergency. Ms Koike urged the public to avoid the national pastime of congregating to drink and watch the cherry blossoms as they hit their peak in the capital, saying on Friday: “The cherry blossoms will bloom again next year.” “I realise it’s the weekend, but just ask yourself whether or not you can delay what you think you need to do to another day,” she said .