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Military Region 7 presents COVID-19 medical equipment to Cambodian army

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07:33 | 08/04/2020

The High Command of Military Region 7 of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) on April 7 handed over medical supplies and equipment to some units of the Cambodian Royal Army and Vietnamese Cambodians.

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At the handing-over ceremony (Photo: VNA)

The supplies include 50,000 face masks, 1,000 liters of hand sanitiser, 1,000 items of protective gear, and 200 kg of Cloramin B.

Addressing the handing-over ceremony at the Xa Mat international border gate in the southern province of Tay Ninh’s Tan Bien district, Major General Nguyen Truong Thang, Vice Commander of Military Region 7, wished Cambodian generals, officers, soldiers, and their families well on the occasion of the upcoming Khmer new year festival.

He said the VPA and the Cambodian army have cooperated closely in the fight against the disease and expressed a hope that the supplies will help Cambodian military units improve efficiency.

The general suggested that units of the two sides stationed along border areas strengthen cooperation in preventing the spread of the disease.

Military Region 7 also presented 30,000 face masks and 500 million VND (21,450 USD) to Vietnamese Cambodians to help them over this difficult time.

The Vietnamese side on April 3 has handed over medical equipment, including specialised protective clothing, medical masks, testing systems and COVID-19 test kits, worth over VND7 billion (US$304,000) as gifts from the Vietnamese Government and people to their Lao and Cambodian counterparts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vietnam, which has reported 249 coronavirus cases, with no deaths, has also donated masks and other medical equipment to other countries, including China, the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

As of April 7, there have been 115 cases of COVID-19 in Cambodia./.

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