China to provide coronavirus test kits to Bangladesh

DHAKA, The Chinese government has decided to donate emergency anti-epidemic medical supplies, including a large number of test kits of coronavirus to Bangladesh.

The Chinese embassy here informed relevant Bangladesh ministries on Tuesday about the decision of its government, according to a post posted at the official Facebook page of the Chinese mission here today.

“On March 17, the Chinese embassy informed relevant ministries of the Bangladesh government about the Chinese government’s decision to donate emergency anti-epidemic medical supplies, including a large number of test kits to Bangladesh,” the post read.

In curbing the epidemic, China has always been and will be Bangladesh’s most reliable partner, it added.

So far, 14 people in Bangladesh have been diagnosed with Covid-19, and a 70-year-old man who tested positive died today, according to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)