South Korea says Trump asked for coronavirus testing kits, offers to send what it can

South Korean President Moon Jae-in visits a Seoul-based company developing diagnostic solutions for fighting the coronavirus, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. BLUE HOUSE
South Korean President Moon Jae-in visits a Seoul-based company developing diagnostic solutions for fighting the coronavirus, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. BLUE HOUSE

South Korea says Trump asked for coronavirus testing kits, offers to send what it can

by Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president said Donald Trump asked South Korea for help with coronavirus testing kits and other equipment, and officials offered to send what they could as the United States struggles to cope with the pandemic.

Moon Jae-in’s comments come as the South reported a slight uptick in the number of confirmed cases on Tuesday, raising the total to 9,137 but remaining far below the peak of 909 infections on Feb. 29.

Authorities blamed a large jump in imported cases, prompting them to impose a two-week quarantine on all visitors arriving from the United States, in addition to that already imposed on Europeans.

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