The Department of Foreign (DFA), headed by by Secretary Teddy Locsin, today welcomed a team of medical experts from China, 10 medical experts and 2 officials, to share technical advice on the prevention and control of COVID-19 in the country.
“Together with Medical Expert Team, the Chinese Government also donate today another batch of medical supplies to the Philippines, including 300,000 surgical masks, 30,000 medical N95 masks, 5,000 medical protective suits, 5,000 medical face shields, and 30 non-invasive ventilators,” Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian said.
He noted that the Chinese Medical Expert Team to the Philippines is among the first three teams sent by the Chinese government to ASEAN countries.
“Most team members have had front line experience in Hubei province to fight against the epidemic. I hope the arrival of this team will help the Philippines to improve its ability of epidemic prevention and control as well as diagnosis and treatment, so as to boost the confidence of the public in overcoming the COVID-19,” Huang added.
“Virus respects no borders. We always say that a friend in need is a friend indeed. During the time of crisis, the Chinese government and people feel keenly for the health and safety of the Filipino people. We will always stand together with the Philippine government and people to cope with the challenges and overcome the epidemic,” he explained