Dominica receives US$1.6 M of COVID-19 test kits from China

The Government of Dominica has received a donation of PCR and antigen test kits amounting to US$1.6 million courtesy of the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

“On Friday [September 10th] we received from the People’s Republic of China 30,000 antigen test kits,” he said. “This donation is a gift from the Government of the People’s Republic of China and this follows a gift of 10,000 PCR test kits which we received from the Chinese Government less than two weeks ago.”

According to the prime minister, this gift comes at a timely moment and will now place Dominica in a more comfortable position to continue in its very aggressive testing island wide.

“This is a huge donation and it just tells you how costly this exercise is,” he stated.

He said on an average, a rapid antigen test kit will cost in excess of US$20 and a PCR test kit costs about US$100, “and we are providing these tests to our citizens at no cost to them.”

He thanked the Chinese Government who he said have been with Dominica from day one, “in providing us with significant support.”

Skerrit revealed that his government will receive 46,500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, a donation from the United States Government.

“Everything is in place for the roll-out of the Pfizer vaccine in Dominica,” he stated as the freezer which was needed for the storage of the vaccines has arrived, was tested and is working very well.

“The staff is in place and the schedule has been drawn up to roll-out the Pfizer vaccines when they come…,” he noted.

The Prime Minister said his government is coordinating with the United States Embassy on the date of arrival which will be anytime soon.

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  1. Ask Mel
    September 16, 2021

    I wonder how many Free caskets Dominica has received from China and what is the US dollar value of them. Skerrit that we want you to tell us about

  2. Just Questions
    September 16, 2021

    So can Satan cast out Belzeebub? If not why? Read Matt 12:26

    Where did covid 19 originated from?

    Wasn’t it first noticed in Wuhan China?

    Didn’t PM Roosevelt Skerrit and China sign a memorandum of understanding many years ago?

    Why has neither PM Skerrit nor the government of China make known to us what is on the MOU?

    How close is PM Skerrit to China?
    Is PM Skerrit working on the best interest of Dominica or what is in the best interest of China?

    We know PM Skerrit is PM of Dominica. But who is in control of Dominica, PM Skerrit or China?

    • RandyX
      September 16, 2021

      Very good questions but they will remain unanswered as long as Skerrit is in power. The same applies to the missing passport money. Dominicans are their own worst enemy.

  3. I want to know
    September 16, 2021

    Yes PM, you are quick to announce China gave us covid 19 test kits that is valued at US$1.6 million dollars: but my question to you Mr PM is how much cash did China give you so you could continue to sell us to China?

  4. See what we do
    September 15, 2021

    I was just listening to some lovely music of the 70’s by Gaylords, like “lovely Dominica”, “My Mama” and childhood days followed by some from Siffleur Montange like ” O Dominica” and ” Tout Sa Andan’y” Oh how it reminded me of the sweet life of the 60’s, 70’s up to 2000 in Dominica! It was that kind of Lovely Dominica feeling I was in when I decided to read DNO. As I read some of the articles it was so depressing to see what we have come down to especially reading this one about China’s gift to Dominica. Man I could eat myself. I felt like crying because I just can’t understand how we allowed Roosevelt Skerrit to bring us so low that the country that gave birth to covid 19 which killed so many people and destroyed the entire world, is the best friend of Dominica and what they can give us as a gift is a test to push down our nostrils to see if we have the virus that they gave birth to. Oh how it hurts. Pa kitay yoa poi Dominique hud nou came to mind. Unfortunately we…

  5. Wood
    September 15, 2021

    Oh my…SOS….china…again….my trust in in your hands LORD….

  6. Ibo France
    September 15, 2021

    China has a very robust relationship with the present Skerrit-DLP led regime. The Chinese business people are gobbling up prime estate all over Dominica.

    This is my problem with this bi-lateral relationship. China is among the leading countries in terms of technological advancement. Instead of opening up a college or two here and expose our young, bright and gifted people to these new and advanced technological developments, they (Chinese) engage only in landing grabbing and use Dominica as a big supermarket for their poor quality products and unheathful foods.

    This is being done with the tacit support of a sadist in the office of the prime minister who claims to love Dominicans.

    Dominicans, you are going to wake up one day with Skerrit as prime minister but the Chinese in full control.

    • Dont trust em
      September 15, 2021

      You lie in bed with china you catch their fleas

      • Ibo France
        September 16, 2021

        So true! An elephant and an ant can never have any equal relationship. One is too powerful while the other too weak. The powerful would have dominance over the weak. China will always dominate and run rough shod over Dominica.

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