On Thursday, China dispatched 6.5 lakh COVID-19 medical kits to India to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, said Indian Ambassador to Beijing Vikram Misri. Mr. Misri also claimed that over two million test kits were being procured from CHina that will arrive in India in the next 15 days.
On Thursday, Mr. Misri tweeted that “#IndiaFightsCoronavirus A total of 650,000 kits, including Rapid Antibody Tests and RNA Extraction Kits have been dispatched early today from Guangzhou Airport to #India.”
China is looking for a good opportunity to make its vast business operations start again. The coronavirus pandemic has compelled the country to resume operations. An opportunity to export key medical goods like ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) will be a great opportunity for the country.
According to Mr. Misri, the Indian Embassy is facilitating commercial procurements besides coordinating flight linkages for their timely arrival in India. India is uder complete lockdown which will continue till May 3. As of now, 12,380 people have been infected by the disease in the country.
“I think facilitation of our needs and our requirements in a timely manner, in a smooth manner, on a predictable timeline at prices that are stable and orderly, would be the best signal possible to send for the India-China relationship,” Misri said.
On Wednesday, China asked all the countries to import these items through reputed Chinese firms. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters at a media briefing that “We hope foreign buyers can choose products from companies that have been accredited by Chinese regulators with good production credentials.”