South Korea donates 700 coronavirus test kits to PH

South Korea donates 700 coronavirus test kits to PH

The South Korean government performs another act of generosity again to the Philippines.

SoKor donated 700 units of coronavirus disease or COVID-19 test kits to the Philippines to boost the local testing capacity for the disease.

The South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-man handed over the test kits to Philippine government officials, represented by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr., Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III, and National Task Force on COVID-19 spokesperson Gen. Restituto Padilla.

(photo credit to DFA)

The COVID-19 test kits arrived Frday night (April 24) are valued at $500,000 (or approximately P25.38 million). Such test kits can yield a total of 35,000 tests, the DFA said.

“The test kits are compatible with local COVID-19 testing systems and were immediately delivered to the DOH,” added. The Department of Foreign Affairs added.

950 metric tons of rice

Earlier this month South Korea also donated to the Philippine government 950 metric tons of rice through the Department of Agriculture (DA), the beneficiaries will be the thousands of Filipino families severely affected by natural disasters and calamities of this year.

The rice donated by the South Korean government are packed in 40 kilogram bags and it is expected to benefit around 15,000 families affected by the calamities in Mindanao.

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