Maryland spends $9M on COVID-19 tests from South Korea

Maryland bought half a million COVID-19 tests from South Korea for $9 million, NPR reported. 

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he relied on a foreign government to obtain the test kits because there wasn't an easier way to get the supplies. 

During an April 20 news briefing, President Donald Trump said the governor "could have saved a lot of money" and should have called Vice President Mike Pence for help with the supplies.

"Now, I think he'll be able to do that," the president said. "We hope to be able to help him out."

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