Israel Ministry of Defense – SIBAT donates 10,000 COVID-19 test kits

Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) – International Defense Cooperation Directorate (SIBAT) has donated 10,000 COVID-19 test kits to the Department of National Defense (DND) to further aid COVID-19 response, the Embassy in Israel in Manila said.

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The turn over ceremony was held November 5 at DND Social Hall, 3rd Floor, DND Building, Segundo Ave., Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

During the handover ceremony, DND Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana and Israel’s Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Rafael Harpaz were present.

Israel MOD-SIBAT was represented by Defense Attaché Mr. Raz Shabtay.

“I hope that this humble contribution will assist in those efforts while we wait for a vaccine,” Shabtay said.

The Israeli embassy noted that Israel recently donated personal protective equipment to the first responders of the DND and the Philippine National Police.