Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves (left photo - centre) receives the test kits from Ambassador of Taiwan to SVG Peter S L Lan, while officials of Kaohshiung City look on virtually (right photo)
December 23, 2021
ROC (Taiwan) donates thousands of Rapid Covid tests kits to SVG

St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has received further external support as it continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday December 22, 2021 the government received a donation of 10,000 rapid test kits from the Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at a ceremony held at cabinet room.

Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St Vincent and the Grenadines, Peter Sha-Li Lan on behalf of the Government of Kaohsiung City (Taiwan), along with Eternal Materials Co Ltd, presented the donation to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Minister of Health, St Clair Prince. They received 5,000 packs of antigen rapid test kits and 5,000 packs of antibody rapid test kits, a release from the Agency for Public Information states.

Prime minister Gonsalves expressed his gratitude to the Government and people of the ROC, and in particular, the Mayor of the Kaohshiung City, Chi-mai Chen, Chairman of Eternal Materials and Co. Ltd Kuo Lun Kao, and Chairman of Kaohshiung City International Exchange Affairs Association Yi Heng Chen who attended the ceremony virtually.

Gonsalves said a special thank you must be given to the workers who prepared the kits making the donation a reality.