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Shinhan Financial Group Donates COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits to Myanmar
Together with Korean Bio Company Seegene
Shinhan Financial Group Donates COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits to Myanmar
  • By Choi Moon-hee
  • April 29, 2020, 10:12
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Officials from Shinhan Financial Group and the Myanmar government pose for a photo during a ceremony for COVID-19 diagnostic kits delivery on April 25.

Shinhan Financial Group, together with Korean bio company Seegene, has donated 10,000 COVID-19 diagnostic kits and 300 protective suits to the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Physical Education. A delivery ceremony was held at the Yangon Medical Research Institute in Myanmar on April 25.

Myanmar currently has 146 confirmed COVID-19 cases with five deaths. The number of confirmed cases is on a gradual rise in the nation.

Shinhan Bank, the flagship company of Shinhan Financial Group, is operating in Myanmar. Shinhan Card is accelerating the establishment of a local representative office there.

Seegene is a molecular diagnostic company that exports U.S. FDA-approved diagnostic kits to over 60 countries. In the future, Shinhan Financial Group and Seegene plan to provide additional 15,000 diagnostic kits to Myanmar, the Philippines, and the Korean America Physicians Independent Practice Association (KAPIPA).

The donation by Shinhan Financial Group and Seegene is expected to contribute to promoting friendship between Korea and Myanmar.

“The donation is more meaningful as the Yangon Medical Research Institute was established by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA),” said an official of the Ministry of Health and Sports of Myanmar.