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Cuomo: New York will take 1,000 ventilators from Chinese government

New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoThree National Guardsmen killed after military helicopter crash in New York New York City reschedules 23,000 vaccination appointments due to supply issues Pence delivers coronavirus task force report to Biden MORE (D) announced during a COVID-19 briefing Saturday that the state will accept 1,000 ventilators from Chinese donors.

"We finally got some good news today," Cuomo said during the briefing. "The Chinese government helped facilitate a donation of 1,000 ventilators that will arrive in JFK today."

The donations come from several Chinese foundations facilitated by Ambassador Huang Ping.

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Jack Ma, Joe Tsai, the Jack Ma Foundation and the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation contributed to bring the massive stock of ventilators to New York.

"I want to thank Ambassador Huang very much for his help in making all of this happen because this is a big deal, and it's going to make a significant difference for us," Cuomo said.

The governor also announced that 140 ventilators are being sent from Oregon.