More COVID-19 test kits, med equipment to arrive in PH

MORE test kits for the coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) and various medical equipment are expected to arrive in the Philippines in the coming days.

​Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. tweeted yesterday that the Temasek Foundation in Singapore would donate 40,000 test kits and two ventilators, while Filinvest City Foundation would give four ventilators.

​The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will also give mobile X-ray machine and extra RT-PCR solutions as additional donation.

On Thursday, the IAEA pledged to give RT-PCR Covid detection machine and various personal protective equipment.

Citing information from the Philippine Embassy in Vienna, Locsin said the IAEA  total donation reached to 155,176 euros (about P8.91 million).

Singapore has also donated over a total of 3,000 Covid-19 test kits and a thermal cycler while the Chinese government sent a total of 100,000 test kits, surgical masks and essential medical supplies.