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Vietnam donates medical supplies to Malaysia amidst COVID-19 pandemic

12:15 | 16/10/2020

Hundreds of thousands of face masks and medical supplies have been sent from Vietnam to Malaysia on Thursday as the country is battered by the second wave of COVID-19.

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Vietnam-Myanmar Friendship Association presented medical supplies to support Myanmar people against COVID-19 epidemic (Photo: Bao Quoc Te)

According to VNA, Vietnamese Ambassador to Myanmar Ly Quoc Tuan on October 15 had handed over a batch of 325,000 face masks worth US $20,000 to Pr. Zaw Than Htun of the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports.

Upon receiving the donation, the Myanmar side highly appreciated and sincerely thanked the Government of Vietnam for the timely support, as Myanmar has been struggling with the shortage of medical supplies.

Moreover, Ambassador Chu Cong Phung, Chairman of the Vietnam-Myanmar Friendship Association had also donated 42 boxes of medical supplies and VND 540,750,000 (US $23,500) to the Myanmar Embassy in Hanoi. The donation is part of the campaign launched on October 14 by the Embassy of Vietnam in Myanmar and the Vietnam - Myanmar Friendship Association.

Ho Chi Minh People’s Committee also donated 12,500 medical face masks and 600 disinfection face masks to Mayamar. The donation batch had been handed over to the representatives from Myanmar at Yangon International Airport on October 15.

vietnam donates medical supplies to malaysia amidst covid 19 pandemic
(Photo: Thoi Dai)

In recent months, Vietnam's governments, businesses, and people have donated supplies such quick test kits, medical masks, personal protective equipment and rice as well as cash donation to assist the fight against COVID-19 in many nations.

While countries around the world face severe mask shortages, Vietnam's governments, businesses, and people have been began to support and provide material assistance to nations struggling to equip frontline medical workers. Vietnam has been highly appreciated by many countries for the spirit of solidarity. Although it is also affected by COVID-19, Vietnam is still willing to share resources, provide medical assistance and create favorable conditions for citizens of countries to stay here.

The aid illustrates Vietnam’s continued willingness to assist other countries on a bilateral and multilateral basis to the best of its abilities even as it continues to remain cautious about managing its own coronavirus challenge at home.

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