- The Chinese embassy and China Mammoth Foundation donated 2,000 coronavirus test kits to the Philippines
- According to the embassy, the Philippines received the first batch of test kits on Monday
- Another batch of test kits and other medical supplies are expected to arrive in the coming days
- The fast test kits that arrived are expected to release results in just 3 hours
The first batch of coronavirus test kits donated by China has finally arrived in Manila on Monday.
KAMI learned that about 2,000 test kits were received by the government, according to the Chinese embassy.
In a report by GMA News Online (authored by Michaela Del Callar), the Chinese embassy said that more test kits and other medical supplies will be coming in the Philippines the next days.
“Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, China and the Philippines have been supporting and helping each other, demonstrating a profound friendship between close neighbors, friends, and brothers,” it said in the statement.
As reported by the ABS-CBN News, the test kits were donated by the Chinese Embassy and China Mammoth Foundation. The embassy claimed that the test kits can show the results in just three hours.
"The high-tech fast test kits, developed by China BGI Group, have a capability to issue results in 3 hours," it read in the statement.
According to a report by the Manila Bulletin (authored by Gabriela Baron), the embassy said that Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Rodrigo Duterte exchanged letters to express their support and cooperation.
As previously reported by KAMI, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 12 deaths linked to coronavirus disease.
As of posting time, the DOH recorded a total of 140 cases in the Philippines. Two of them have reportedly recovered from the disease.
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