United States government provided 250 ventilators to Peru on Tuesday in a move to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.
The plane, loaded with compact, deployable ventilators, produced in the United States landed at Jorge Chavez international airport in the city of Callao.
The donation 'will be immediately distributed throughout the country so that we can continue to fight relentlessly against coronavirus' said Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra.
The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), offered additional support on technical assistance and service plans.
The South American nation has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, confirming 257,000 cases, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, the second-highest number in the region, after Brazil.