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Britain Secures 300 New Ventilators from China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Medical staff in a Ambulance outside a hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain. (Reuters)

Medical staff in a Ambulance outside a hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain. (Reuters)

"We've been buying invasive ventilators from partners abroad, including Germany and Switzerland, and today 300 new ventilators arrived from China, I'd like to thank the Chinese government," he told a news conference.

Britain took delivery of 300 ventilators from China on Saturday and more will start being produced soon by a consortium of aerospace, engineering and Formula One teams, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said.

"We've been buying invasive ventilators from partners abroad, including Germany and Switzerland, and today 300 new ventilators arrived from China, I'd like to thank the Chinese government," he told a news conference.

first published:April 04, 2020, 22:38 IST