Three hundred ventilators from China arrived on Saturday and the first new British-made ventilators will be ready this weekend, Mr Gove says.
“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 said.
The British-made ventilators are being made by a consortium of aerospace, engineering and Formula One teams.
Ventilators take over the body’s breathing process when disease has caused the lungs to fail.