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Friday 14 August, 2020

S. Korea donates US$100,000, PPE to T&T in COVID-19 assistance

Photo courtesy the Embassy of South Korea.

Photo courtesy the Embassy of South Korea.

Trinidad and Tobago has received a donation of US$100,000 along with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to help in the fight against COVID-19, courtesy the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. 

In a statement, the Embassy said the donation consisted of PPE suits, face shields, and hand sanitisers to be utilized in the treatment of COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago. 

The Embassy said Ambassador Moonup Sung handed over the PPE supplied to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram and the Deputy Permanent Secretary, Brenda Jeffers at the Ministry of Health's office in Port of Spain.

The Embassy said Ambassador Sung has expressed hope that this donation will contribute to overcoming some of the challenges caused by COVID-19 and will be a strong testimony of their long-standing friendship between the two countries.

The Embassy said: 'In further support to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the Embassy is pleased to announce that the Government of the Republic of Korea will also donate US $100,000 in humanitarian support through the CARICOM Secretariat towards the COVID-19 emergency and recovery efforts in Trinidad and Tobago.'

'The Government of the Republic of Korea hopes that this donation will provide much needed support to the Ministry of Health in safeguarding the public of Trinidad and Tobago while alleviating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.'

'With this opportunity, the Embassy wishes to reaffirm the Korean Government’s commitment to boosting the friendly relations between our two countries through this collaborative effort of combating this global pandemic and looks forward to continuously deepening future cooperation in various fields.'

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