US President Donald Trump on Friday said “every American” will have a vaccine for the coronavirus available by next April, and once a vaccine has been approved, the first doses will be distributed immediately.
“Hundreds of millions of doses will be available every month, and we expect to have enough vaccines for every American by April,” he said.
Trump also vowed to get the vaccine out with lightning speed, saying, “I think distribution will go even quicker than most people think.”
Vaccines are seen as one of the top methods for halting the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed nearly 950,000 people worldwide, including, nearly 200,000 people in the United States.
Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 case tally has crossed 52-lakh mark with a spike of 96,424 new cases.
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Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei revealed on Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, just as the Central American country was easing draconian travel restrictions imposed months ago to contain infections.
“The coronavirus test result was positive,” Giammattei told a local radio station. The government later confirmed the minister for culture had also tested positive.
Coronavirus restrictions were tightened in Dublin for the second time in a week on Friday, as Ireland’s capital becomes the epicentre of a fresh wave of infections countrywide.
“Here, in our capital, despite people’s best efforts over recent weeks, we are in a very dangerous place,” Prime Minister Micheal Martin said in a national televised address.