Malawi has said the Republic of Korea’s donation of Covid-19 test kits will boost the fight against the pandemic.
Minister of Health Khumbize Chiponda gave the sentiments when she received $200 000 (K151 million) 1 505 test kits in Lilongwe recently.
She said the donation is timely because it has come at a time when the test kits are in short supply.
“The donation goes a long way towards improving the management of the Covid-19 pandemic in Malawi. This is a sign of a good relationship between the people of the two countries. A friend in need is a friend indeed,” she enthused, assuring that the test kits will be used in designated public hospitals needing them.
Handing over the donation, Korean Ambassador Do Bong-kae said his government made the donation to strengthen Malawi’s national response to the pandemic.
“The Government of the Republic of Korea believes today’s donation is a concrete example of Korea’s strong partnership and solidarity with the Government and people of Malawi. Korea wishes that its support contributes to Malawi’s public health response to the pandemic and paves the way for further collaboration between the two countries.
”Korea looks forward to deepening the existing friendship and cooperation with Malawi for decades to come,” the envoy said in a virtual address.