Mexico receives ventilator shipment from US


Mexico has welcomed a planeload of medical ventilators from the US to help treat Covid-19 patients, says Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard. The 211 machines were purchased from a US firm following an informal agreement between the neighbouring nations’ leaders in mid-April.

Last week, several hospitals in Mexico City said they were turning patients away because of a lack of equipment. President Trump has previously called the US “the king of ventilators”. In early April, President Trump said that the US would have 110,000 ventilators by the end of June. Why Mexico’s factories have not shut down