MANILA—The Australian government has donated 100 oxygen concentrators in efforts to augment the Philippines' COVID-19 response, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
The oxygen concentrators arrived Saturday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
The donation was announced on August 23, during the Philippines-Australia ministerial meeting between Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez.
The donations are part of a development policy to help partner countries with their COVID-19 response.
"These critical medical supplies will help the Department of Health to respond to the current increase in COVID-19 cases," Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson said.
The Philippines on Saturday logged a record-breaking 19,441 COVID-19 cases, as the number of people being treated for coronavirus continue to increase.
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