Chinese (PRC) supplies of medical kits and laboratory equipment could soon see the Solomons testing for cornavirus in its own lab facility.
Writing today in the Island Sun newspaper, Charles Kadamana, said the Solomon Islands has seen the arrival of testing kits and laboratory equipment from the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and may soon have its own lab for Covid-19 testing.
The arrival of the supplies has, reportedly, fulfilled the multi-million dollar deal signed between the government of Solomon Islands and the PRC on April 15 to combat covid-19.
The cargo was purchased from the Chinese Company BGI (Beijing Genomic Institution) by the Solomon Islands, using part of the $ 2.5 million.
Charles Kadamana wrote in his article, quote:
“The equipment covers lab equipment, testing kits, medical gloves, and personal protective equipment, various masks, medical and surgical supplies, also N95, infrared thermometers and medical goggles.”
“In the past months Solomon Islands sent samples of 13 suspected cases of coronavirus to Australia for testing, which are all tested negative.”