Singapore donates 40K COVID-19 test kits to PH

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 29) — The country received a donation of COVID-19 test kits from Singapore Saturday in a bid to boost the fight against the virus.

The Singapore Embassy in Manila made the announcement on its Facebook page, adding Ambassador Gerard Ho and Chief of Protocol and Presidential Assistant for Foreign Affairs Robert Borje received the donation of 40,000 test kits as well as 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 said.

This comes at the heels of around 57,000 test kits and 500,000 face masks donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma on Friday.<<TO LINK: >>

China also sent 100,000 test kits and other much-needed medical equipment on March 21.

The Department of Health said more test kits would be ariving in the country soon.