The equipment includes 30,000 Covid-19 testing reagents
Another batch of medical supplies including Covid-19 testing kits has arrived in Dhaka from China to contain the transmission of the deadly coronavirus in the country.
A total of 30,000 Covid-19 testing reagents were handed over to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday afternoon, the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka said.
The medical supplies were donated jointly by Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation to assist the Bangladesh government to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, said Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister (Counsellor) of the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh Yan Hualong.
Earlier, Jack Ma, co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group, announced to help Bangladesh and some other Asian nations.
The foundation promised to donate emergency supplies, including masks, test kits, protective suits, plus ventilators and thermometers to these countries.
The other nations are – Afghanistan, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Earlier on Thursday, 10,000 testing kits, 10,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) and 1,000 infrared thermometers, donated by the Chinese government, arrived in Dhaka from Kunming.