All of the test kits donated by China to the Philippines to combat coronavirus are of high quality and have no accuracy problems, the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines said in a statement on Sunday. The Chinese government has donated 2,000 BGI PCR-type test kits and 100,000 Sansure PCR-type test kits.
The response came after reports a Philippine Department of Health official questioned the accuracy of the donated test kits.
The statement from the embassy added that the test kits, which are being used in Philippine test laboratories and have helped accelerate the testing process, have been assessed by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) to be at a par with World Health Organization-provided kits.
The embassy added that China firmly rejects any irresponsible remarks and any attempts to undermine cooperation between China and the Philippines in fighting against the coronavirus outbreak.