CHINA China to donate 100,000 test kits, other medical supplies to the Philippines

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China to donate 100,000 test kits, other medical supplies to the Philippines

By Zhao Yipu | People's Daily app

18:24, March 18, 2020

Bangkok (People's Daily) - China will donate medical supplies to the Philippines to aid the latter’s fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian said on Wednesday.

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A man's temperature is checked by an army trooper before entering the metropolis at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Quezon city, Philippines Sunday, March 15, 2020. (File photo: AP)

The assistance includes 100,000 test kits, 100,000 surgical masks, 10,000 N95 masks and 10,000 sets of personal protective equipment. 

The Chinese Embassy has been closely communicating with Philippine health authorities to ensure a speedy delivery of the supplies, Huang said.

Huang added that China and the Philippines share a relationship of centuries and the Chinese people stand ready to help their Philippine brothers and sisters to get through this difficult time. 

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