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India doesn’t fully disclose Covid-19 death toll: Trump

 International Desk

 Published: 09:30 PM, 30 September 2020  

Donald Trump; file photo

Donald Trump; file photo

US President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that India was among the countries that do not accurately disclose the number of Covid-19 deaths.

He made the remarks while speaking in the first presidential debate against his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Trump said India, China and Russia did not exactly give a straight count on deaths due to the novel coronavirus.

“When you talk about numbers, you don’t know how many people died in China. You don’t know the deaths in Russia or in India… they don’t exactly give you a straight count, just so you understand,” Trump said to Biden after the latter highlighted the United States has more than seven million cases and over 200,000 deaths.

Meanwhile, Biden claimed Trump had no plan to combat the pandemic.

“The President has no plan. He knew in February how serious this crisis was, but what did he do? I laid out in March what we should be doing, and did so again in July. We should we providing funds to people so they can get the help they need,” Biden said.

“Fund what needs to be done now to save lives,” he told Trump.

Trump and Biden were responding to moderator Chris Wallace’s question on why the American people should trust them more than their opponent to deal with the public health crisis caused by Covid-19.

Source: The Indian Express