Britain secures 300 new ventilators from China


FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks at a digital news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain March 31, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain took delivery of 300 ventilators from China on Saturday and more will start being produced soon by a consortium of aerospace, engineering and Formula One teams, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said.

“We’ve been buying invasive ventilators from partners abroad, including Germany and Switzerland, and today 300 new ventilators arrived from China, I’d like to thank the Chinese government,” he told a news conference.

Reporting by Kate Holton and Guy Faulconbridge

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