SEOUL, March 25 (CGTN) - U.S. President Donald Trump asked South Korea to send medical equipment to the United States to help the country battle COVID-19 during a phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday.

Moon said the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) might be required. In response, Trump said he would take immediate action on that "within today," Yonhap reported, citing presidential spokesman Kang Min-seok.

As of Tuesday evening, U.S. has reported 54,812 cases of COVID-19 with 348 cases of recovery, while the death toll stands at 706, according to the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University.

South Korea has confirmed 9,137 cases with 3,730 cases of recovery and a death toll of 126 on Wednesday.