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People keep safe distance on a train in London. Photo: VNA
UK front line medical workers are facing shortage of personal protective equipment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
To support them, Vietnamese Association in the UK has launched a movement calling Vietnamese compatriots living, studying and working in the UK to donate gloves and masks.
According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in London, the Association has donated 1,100 protective suits and 2,500 masks to date, which is expected to be shipped from Vietnam to the UK next week.
Earlier, the Association also donated 50 boxes of gloves and masks to NHS.
Free meal to doctors and nurses at Lewisham Hospital. Photo: VNA
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnamese Embassy in the United Kingdom has regularly coordinated with the Association to update the pandemic situation and information on citizen protection.
At the same time, the Vietnamese Association in the UK has also set up a hotline to support those who need to contact NHS regardless of age, gender, occupation, with or without paperwork.
The Vietnamese Association in the UK has been providing free meals to doctors and nurses at Lewisham Hospital and Kings Hospital in London every Tuesday and Saturday starting April 18.
The representative of Lewisham Hospital was very grateful to the sharing and encouragement of the Vietnamese community in the UK in particular and the country of Vietnam in whole. These meals are small but a great source of encouragement for doctors and nurses during the COVID-19 crisis.
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