PH receives 3,000 COVID-19 diagnostic kits, PCR machine from Singapore

Image via @teddyboylocsin | Twitter
  • The Philippines received 3,000 COVID-19 diagnostic kits from Singapore
  • The country also sent one polymerase chain reaction machine
  • On Twitter, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin shared some photos taken during the turnover ceremony

The Singaporean government has provided assistance to the Philippines amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis in the country; sending a total of 3,000 COVID-19 diagnostic kits and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine.

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On Twitter, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin shared some photos taken during the turnover ceremony led by Singapore Ambassador Gerard Ho Wei Hong.

“I received today a donation from the Singapore government of 3,000 COVID-19 diagnostic tests and one polymerase chain reaction machine. The turnover ceremony was led by Singapore Ambassador Gerard Ho Wei Hong,” he captioned the photo he posted.

Social media users expressed gratitude to the Singaporean government.

Cases in PH

According to the latest data from the Department of Health (DOH), the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 636 as of posting, which includes 38 fatalities and 26 recoveries.

Earlier, the DOH launched the DOH COVID-19 emergency hotlines 02-894-COVID (02-894-26843) and 1555 in partnership with the National Emergency Hotline of the Department of Interior and Local Government, and PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc.

Through the hotlines, callers can ask questions if they suspect they are infected with COVID-19, or request assistance if they have symptoms and/or known exposure to confirmed cases or patients under investigation.

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The information collected from emergency calls is transmitted to the COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center and other relevant agencies for immediate facilitation and response.

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