Korean govt donates medical supplies to aid PH COVID-19 response
PASIG CITY, July 30 (PIA) — The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines on Monday turned-over medical supplies to aid the country’s COVID-19 response.
The donation, led by Ambassador Dong-man Han, handed over to the Philippine Government, represented by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., medical supplies from the Korean Government.
The medical supplies include 600,000 high-quality KF94 masks (worth US$500,000), seven walk-through COVID-19 testing booths (worth US$150,000) via the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), 1,000 face shields from the Korean Embassy and T&B Company, and COVID-19 diagnostic kits (worth US$100,000 (10,000 tests) from SD Biosensor.
Ambassador Han said the Korean Government, Korean companies, and the Korean Embassy in the Philippines have gathered to put together joint efforts to provide the humanitarian assistance to help the Philippine Government combat the COVID-19 in the country and to further deepen Korea-Philippines bilateral relations.
In response, Secretary Locsin expressed deep gratitude for the Korean Government and companies continued active humanitarian assistance to help the Philippines address the pandemic.
The humanitarian assistance follows the Korean Government’s humanitarian assistance of US$500,000 worth COVID-19 diagnostic kits last April. In addition, the Korean Government is also in the process of providing separate additional humanitarian assistance to the Philippines worth US$500,000 from the Korea-ASEAN Cooperation Fund in the coming weeks.
The assistance via this fund will be in the form of diagnostic kits, PCR and DNA extraction equipment, and personal protective equipment.
Korea continues to stand in solidarity with the Philippines in its shared battle against the COVID-19 global pandemic. (PIA-NCR)