Trump announces $1B for states to conduct coronavirus tests
President Trump says in a few short months, the U.S. developed a coronavirus testing capacity unmatched and unrivaled anywhere in the world.
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. During the first coronavirus briefing since April 27, President Trump declared in the White House Rose Garden on Monday that his administration had "met the moment" and “prevailed” on coronavirus testing capacity.
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"In the span of just a few short months, we’ve developed a testing capacity unmatched and unrivaled anywhere in the world,” Trump said.
Trump added that every American who wants to get tested daily as they return to work could do so “very soon.”
"If people want to get tested, they get tested," Trump said. "We have the greatest capacity in the world. Not even close. If people want to get tested, they get tested."
The comment was clarified by Assistant Secretary of Health Adm. Brett Giroir, who said that everybody who "needs a test can get a test," including those who have symptoms and those who have come in contact with individuals who have tested positive.