Thousands of donated surgical masks, personal protective equipment, and test kits from China to fight for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has arrived in Manila early Saturday, according to the Manila Chinese Embassy.
Based on what it says in Twitter, the aid package includes 100,000 COVID-19 test kits, 100,000 surgical masks, 10,000 N95 masks and 10,000 sets of personal protective equipment.
The Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian has welcomed the arrival of the donation at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, together with the Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.
The donation from China came just as the Philippine government to boost its supply of test kits, masks, and protective equipment due to the increasing cases of COVID-19, which first emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
On Friday, the Philippine already confirmed 230 cases of COVID-19 disease, which includes 18 deaths, and 8 recoveries.
Luzon now is under lockdown from Tuesday midnight until April 12 to arrest the coronavirus spread, limiting the movement of people President Rodrigo Duterte ordered. Also, the entire Philippines in under a state of community lockdown.
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