Singapore’s Temasek Foundation donates 30,000 COVID-19 test kits to India

In a shining example of the robust India-Singapore relationship, Temasek Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in the island nation, has donated 30,000 COVID-19 test kits to India.

High Commissioner of India to Singapore HE Jawed Ashraf took to Twitter to express his gratitude, thanking Temasek Foundation CEO, Benedict Chong. 

He called it “a great gesture from a close friend”. 

Temasek Foundation International is a non-profit organisation under the philanthropic arm of the Singapore state sovereign fund Temasek Holdings, which has ​established 17 endowments since 1974 focused on promoting social and cultural interaction, education, and aid for the disadvantaged in Asia.

The foundation recently partnered various corporates, unions, universities, and community organisations to provide free hand sanitiser to Singapore households.

The distribution is part of a Stay Prepared initiative by the Temasek Emergency Preparedness Fund, managed by Temasek Foundation, to support Singaporeans amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

On Monday, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi spoke with heads of Indian missions across the world, including Singapore, to discuss responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic.