US President Donald Trump said Friday he is sending “badly needed” ventilators to Ecuador and other aid to assist the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus.

“Great conversation with President Lenin Moreno of the Republic if [sic] Equador [sic],” Trump wrote on Twitter. “We will be sending them desperately needed Ventilators, of which we have recently manufactured many, and helping them in other ways. They are fighting hard against CoronaVirus!”

Although Ecuador and Chile have almost the same number of infections, Ecuador has more than three times the number of deaths as its Latin American neighbor.


Read more: Trump sending Ecuador 'desperately needed' ventilators