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China donates over 2,000 COVID-19 fast test kits to Cambodia

Xinhua| Updated: 2020-03-19

PHNOM PENH -- China has donated 2,016 fast test kits for COVID-19 to Cambodia in a bid to help the country fight the virus, Cambodia's Ministry of Health Spokeswoman Or Vandine said here on Mar 18.

The items arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport Tuesday night, she said.

"Last night, we received 2,016 test kits," she told reporters. "They are very important for us at this time to use for the fight against the COVID-19."

She said a friend in need is a friend indeed, and expressed her sincere thanks to China for the assistance.

The spokeswoman said other China-donated items such as protective suits, medical face masks and medical equipment will arrive in Cambodia later.

According to Vandine, Cambodia has so far recorded a total of 35 confirmed cases of the COVID-19.


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