Published March 28, 2020 6:10pm
MICHAELA DEL CALLAR
Singapore on Saturday handed over an additional 40,000 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test kits to the Philippines as Manila grapples with the rising number of infections.advertisement
Aside from the kits, Singapore also donated two ventilators from the Temasek Foundation.
“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,” the Embassy of Singapore said in a statement.
Singapore Ambassador Gerard Ho and Chief of Protocol and Presidential Assistant for Foreign Affairs Robert Borje were at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for the turnover.