Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At a time when the spread of COVID-19 pandemic is growing rapidly around the world, it is important for every country to diagnose the disease quickly and reliably. Therefore, the Embassy of Singapore has conveyed a request to Singaporean businesses that have been running business in Mongolia for a long time to donate for the purchase of diagnostic equipment that is lacking in Mongolia at this time of pandemic and Singaporean businesses kindly accepted the request and provided donation worth SGD 30,000 as well as 5,000 face masks.

The Embassy of Singapore, ​​in consultation with the Ministry of Health of Mongolia, has ordered 1,800 COVID-19 rapid diagnostic tests entitled 2019-nCoV IgG / IgM Antibody Detection kit from the Singaporean Biolidics Laboratory and representatives of Mongolian Government organizations received them on June 8. The advantage of this rapid diagnostic test, which is recognized by the Health Sciences Authority of the Republic of Singapore, is that it saves time and capable to detect antibodies in human blood within 10 minutes.

The Ministry of Health highly commended the donations of Singaporean businesses for their contribution to Mongolia’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Republic of Singapore which falls this year, the assistance rendered by the people of Singapore is a manifestation of the friendly and close relations between the two countries.