The New York National Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Javits employees set up a 1,000-bed facility at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, in lower Manhattan, as the state of New York tries to contain the rising coronavirus cases. The facility should be fully operational by Monday, according to the governor of New York.(AP)

New York’s governor said Friday he was continuing to shop “around the globe” to purchase 30,000 ventilators, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's statement that he thought the figure was overblown.

“Maybe you don’t need 30,000. Well, I don’t have a crystal ball,” Andrew Cuomo said at his daily news conference. “Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion. But I don’t operate here on opinion. I operate on facts, and on data, and on numbers and on projections.”

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