Trump announces $1 bln in funding to increase COVID-19 testing in US territories

# 03:26
12 May 2020

US President Donald Trump announced on Monday an additional $1 billion in aid to US states, territories and tribal governments to support additional COVID-19 testing, APA reports citing Sputnik.

“This major investment will ensure that America continues to conduct more tests than any country by far," Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday.

Trump noted the US had performed 9 million tests for the novel coronavirus thus far, both more tests absolutely and per capita than any other country. He said that 300,000 tests are being performed daily - a doubling of testing capacity in just the last few weeks.