The United States donated 100 ventilators to help the Philippines fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Washgton's top envoy to Manila, Sung Kim said.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Health Secretary Francisco Duque received the donations in Malacanang on Friday.
The Philippines on Friday confirmed 3,999 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 209,544. President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to decide soon on current quarantine classifictions that are good only until Aug. 31.
Proud to deliver 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Philippine government. Part of our strong support for Philippines’ #COVID19 response, these life-saving ventilators were made specifically for our #FriendsPartnersAllies. @USEmbassyPH #AmericaActs pic.twitter.com/EnLjBiE3PB— Ambassador Sung Kim (@USAmbManila) August 28, 2020