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Singapore donating 3,000 coronavirus test kits to PH – Locsin

/ 01:30 PM March 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Singapore will donate 3,000 coronavirus testing kits and a PCR machine (thermal cycler) to the Philippines to help combat the viral illness, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Sunday.
The country’s top diplomat thanked the Singapore government as he made the announcement on Twitter.

“Singapore is donating 3,000 Covid test kits and one PCR machine. Thank you so much,” he said, adding that he was about to send a memo to the President.

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“Memoing the President about this right now. I’m a bit tired,” Locsin wrote.

China and South Korea earlier donated test kits to the Philippines.

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As of Sunday, there are 380 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, with 25 deaths and 15 recoveries.

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