- The Philippines received 3,000 CO
VID-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 corona
virus dis ease (CO VID-19) cri sis in the country; sending a total of 3,000 CO VID-19 diagnostic kits and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine.
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 C
OVID-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 CO
VID-19 cases in the country has reached 636 as of posting, which includes 38 fa talities and 26 recoveries.
Earlier, the DOH launched the DOH CO
VID-19 emer gency hotlines 02-894-COVID (02-894-26843) and 1555 in partnership with the National Emerg ency 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 in
fected with COVID-19, or request assistance if they have symptoms and/or known exposure to confirmed cases or pati ents under investigation.
The information collected from emergency calls is transmitted to the CO
VID-19 Emerg ency Operations Center and other relevant agencies for immediate facilitation and response.