Medical personnel from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) this week provided assistance to the Myanmar military in building a laboratory for testing COVID-19, according to Xinhua.
According to the report, the Chinese military medical team helped their Myanmar counterparts in installation of laboratory equipment and related materials, which were donated by the Chinese side, and provided operational guidance of the equipment at the laboratory at the No. 1 Defence Services General Hospital in Mingaladon Township in Yangon.
This is not the first effort to help. The Chinese military medics have previously provided recommendations on the layout and structures of the laboratory and the team will continue conducting systematic and efficient training to laboratory practitioners of Myanmar's medical team relating to collecting and transporting samples and analyzing the test results, Ma Yajun, a member of the Chinese military medical team told Xinhua.