COVID-19 Response: Japan gives ASEF equipment

Dhaka, May 26 :  The government of Japan will provide over 340,000 items including isolation gowns to Bangladesh to fight Covid-19, which are part of the Asia-Europe Foundation’s stockpiled items financed by Japan.There will be 30,000 isolation gowns, 2,500 safety goggles, 100,000 gloves and 208,000 masks as the assistance for COVID-19 response, Japan announced on Wednesday.
These goods will be delivered by Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) to Bangladesh from the warehouse in Singapore in coordination with the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO).
Japan has provided various kinds of support, including emergency budget support loans, grants of medical equipment, and other support through international organizations to help Bangladesh suppress the COVID-19.
Japan will continue to cooperate with Bangladesh to overcome this unprecedented crisis, said the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka.
Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) was founded in 1996 in Singapore as a permanent body of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). It has been engaged in multiple activities with a focus on the socio-cultural field, reports UNB.