Vietnam presents masks to European countries, COVID-19 test kits to Indonesia
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung has
symbolically handed over 550,000 made-in-Vietnam antibacterial masks as
gifts from the Vietnamese Government and people to help their counterparts
of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.
At the event (Photo: VNA)
Attending the handover ceremony in Hanoi on April 7
were the ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, and the
ambassador, head of the European Union Delegation to Vietnam.
Speaking at the event, Dung said amid the current
global medical crisis, no single country could effectively contain the
spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
International cooperation and enhancing solidarity
are important factors to protect the health and safety of people, helping to
mitigate the great impacts of the epidemic, he said.
Vietnam always stays ready to work closely, share
experience and join hands with countries and the international community to
take necessary measures, within bilateral and material frameworks such as
the ASEAN-EU, G20 and the United Nations, with the determination to contain
and soon push back the epidemic, Dung added.
The participating ambassadors highly appreciated and
thanked the Vietnamese Government and people for their valuable assistance
to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK in this difficult moment.
Though Vietnam has been heavily affected by the
COVID-19 epidemic, the country has been willing to share resources, provide
medical services and create favourable conditions for foreign citizens in
Vietnam over the past time, including the treatment of infected persons,
The ambassadors also pledged to closely coordinate
and step up cooperation with Vietnam in protecting the health and safety of
people, maintain cooperative relations and trade, share information and
offer mutual support to overcome the current difficulties.
Vietnam presents 500 COVID-19 test kits to Indonesia
Health workers conduct quick test for the SARS-CoV-2
The Vietnamese Government has handed over 500
“Made-in-Vietnam” COVID-19 test kits to Indonesia.
Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam Ibnu Hadi
underlined that the support is the result of cooperation between
the Indonesian Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia
and Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology.
The kit, named Light Power IVASARS-CoV-2 1stRT-rPCR
(VA.A02-055H), which uses the WHO-approved RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription
Polymerase Chain Reaction) lab technique, is manufactured by the Viet A
Corporation. It allows for 50 tests, with results obtained after just
an hour using samples taken from the throat or respiratory tract.
The kits were delivered to Professor-Dr. Sri
Oemijati of the Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research in Jakarta.
As at April 7, Indonesia had reported 2,491 COVID-19
cases, including 209 fatalities an 192 recoveries.
Military Region 7 presents medical equipment to
At the handing-over ceremony
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 to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.