President Donald Trump said that, relative to large countries, America is doing “very well” in the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic, while India is having a “tremendous challenge” in the fight against the disease, and China is facing a “huge epidemic” of infection. India’s Covid-19 count rose to 18,55,745 on Tuesday, with 52,050 people screened positive for coronavirus infection on a regular basis.
On Tuesday, China registered 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. The country’s COVID-19 cases hit the 100-point mark on July 29, for the first time in more than three months, triggering fear of a rebound. “I think we’re doing very well. I think that we have done as well as any nation. If you really look, if you take a look at what’s going on, especially now with all these flare ups and nations that they were talking about,” Trump told reporters at a news conference here on Monday.
“Don’t forget, we’re much bigger than–other than India and China. China is having a massive flare up right now. India has a tremendous problem. Other countries have problems,” he said in response to a question. “And I noticed that in the news, in the evening news, I never read about that. In any news, I don’t read about the other countries. You’re starting to see that other countries are having very big flare ups, countries that thought they were over it, like we thought we might be over in Florida, and then all of a sudden it comes back. They do come back,” he said.