The administration of the American White House called a joke the statement by the US President Donald Trump about the need to reduce the number of tests for coronavirus, Gazeta.ru writes with reference to CNN.
“When you conduct testing on such a scale, you identify more cases. Therefore, I told my people: “Please slow down the testing, but they are still checking”, – the American leader said earlier, speaking at an election rally in Oklahoma.
A White House spokesman later said that “obviously it was a joke”.
The USA is the world leader in the spread of coronavirus infection: 2 million 250 thousand people became infected in the country, almost 120 thousand people died.
Recently it has been reported that several US states have set records for cases of COVID-19.