PV Desk : The promised Chinese medical supplies to help combat deadly COVID-19 will arrive here on March 26, the Independence Day of Bangladesh.

“The second batch of medical supplies from China, including 10,000 test kits and 10,000 PPE (personal protection equipment) for frontline doctors and 1,000 thermometers will arrive in Dhaka on March 26th on board a special aircraft of the government of China,” read a post uploaded on the official facebook page of Chinese Embassy in Dhaka here today.

On March 17, the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka informed the concerned ministries here about its government’s decision to donate emergency anti-epidemic medical supplies, including a large number of test kits to Bangladesh.

Earlier, the Chinese Embassy here handed over 500 COVID-19 test kits to Bangladesh authority as the first batch of medical supplies, official of Chinese embassy said here.