Donated 40,000 test kits, 2 ventilators from Singapore arrive

Singapore has donated 40,000 COVID-19 diagnostic test kits and two ventilators to the Philippines.

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“Singapore Ambassador Gerard Ho and Chief of Protocol and Presidential Assistant for Foreign Affairs Robert Borje were at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to turnover a donation of 40,000 COVID-19 diagnostic tests and two ventilators, from the Temasek Foundation to the Philippines,” the Singaporean Embassy said March 28.

“These additional test kits will supplement Singapore’s earlier donation to allow more people to have an early diagnosis, while the ventilators will be crucial for the survival of severe COVID-19 cases,” it added.

The Embassy of Singapore earlier turned over the donated 3,000 test kits and one polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine to the Philippines.

It added that “Singapore will continue to work on ways in which we can contribute to the Philippines’ effort to contain and defeat COVID-19. In the meantime, practise social distancing, good hygiene habits, and stay safe!”