Vale receives first batch of rapid test kits in China for the new coronavirus

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3/27/2020

Vale receives first batch of rapid test kits in China for the new coronavirus

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This Friday (March 27), Vale China received the first batch of 5 million rapid test kits for the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19 disease.  This Sunday (March 29), the shipment of 500 thousand units will come by plane from the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, in the Chinese province of Guangdong; it is scheduled to arrive at the International Airport of Guarulhos (São Paulo) on Monday night (March 30). The remaining 4.5 million units will be delivered by the supplier in April.

The batch will come by plane from China and is scheduled to arrive on Monday (March 30)

The test - produced by the Chinese company Wondfo - is registered at the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa, Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária) and was donated by Vale to help the Brazilian government fight against the spread of the disease in the country.

All logistics for the distribution of the kits in Brazil will be under the responsibility of the Ministry of Infrastructure.

The remaining 4.5 million units will be delivered by the supplier in April

Vale offers this support to the Brazilian society at this time when the country is united for the health and safety of people," says Vale's CEO, Eduardo Bartolomeo. "We are using our logistics network from Asia to bring inputs that can make a difference in people's lives in Brazil."

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Vale receives first batch of rapid test kits in China for the new coronavirus