Costa Rica receives generous donation from Singapore

The Singapore Government has donated 500,000 surgical masks and 100,000 pairs of disposible gloves to Costa Rica for its fight against COVID-19.

In a press release, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship said the country received the medical necessities on January 20, 2022, and the donation by Singapore will strengthen its fight against the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

Costa Rica has recorded 643,496 coronavirus cases and 7,451 deaths as at January 23, 2022. Those recovered are 570,481.

“Costa Rica greatly appreciates the solidarity and assistance received from the Republic of Singapore,” the ministry’s statement said. “The donation of of 500,000 surgical masks and 100,000 pairs of disposable gloves with an overall worth of US$365,000 was received by authorities of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship and the National Emergency Commission (CNE).

“The Government of the Republic of Costa Rica appreciates this gesture and esteems it as an invaluable fraternal assistance in the common fight against the pandemic.”

Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano Quiros expressed his sincere appreciation to the Government of Singapore for the donation, which, he said, reflected on the profound working relationship between the two countries.

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