100,000 COVID-19 test kits donation from China arrive

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Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian personally turned over the donation from Chinese Government including 100,000 test kits, 100,000 surgical masks, 10,000 N95 masks, and 10,000 sets of personal protective equipment to Foreign Affairs Teddy Locsin March 21 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

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Ambassador Huang said that this is a difficult time for both China and the Philippine who are fighting hard against the novel coronavirus epidemic.

The Chinese envoy noted that China will always remember the valuable support rendered by the Philippine government and people earlier to our fight against the epidemic. 

“Despite its own difficulties, the Chinese government raised the most urgently-needed medical materials in a short period for the Philippines, including 100,000 test kits, 100,000 surgical masks, 10,000 N95 masks, and 10,000 sets of personal protective equipment, and delivered the aforesaid materials with chartered flight due to lack of commercial flights,” Ambassador Huang said.

“This has not only demonstrated the brotherhood between China and the Philippines, but also reflected the Chinese vision of a community of shared future for mankind as advocated by President Xi Jinping,” he added.

“We hope these materials could lend a helping hand to the fight of the Philippine government and people against the epidemic. I believe, under the strong leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine government and people will certainly secure an early victory over the virus and return to normal life soon,” he said.