VN ships 450,000 DuPont protective suits to the US
16:37 | 08/04/2020
The Governments of Viet Nam and the US have worked together to expedite the delivery of made-in-Viet Nam personal protective equipment to the US, American Embassy in Ha Noi said Wednesday.

The first of two initial shipments of over 450,000 DuPont protective suits departed Ha Noi on April 7.

US Ambassador to Viet Nam Dan Kritenbrink said the shipment would help protect healthcare professionals working on the front lines against COVID-19 in the United States and demonstrated the strength of the bilateral relationship.

The US and Vietnamese governments have cooperated extensively in the COVID-19 fight.  Since the beginning of this crisis, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have been collaborating with Vietnamese officials to monitor and respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation. 

Viet Nam has also offered medical supplies to several countries to land help to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 7, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung symbolically handed over 550,000 made-in-Viet Nam face masks as gifts from the Vietnamese Government and people to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

In early April, the Vietnamese Government and people presented medical equipment worth over 7 billion VND as gifts to Laos and Cambodia. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung handed over the gifts, which included specialized protective clothing, medical masks, testing systems and COVID-19 test kits, at a ceremony on April 3.

In February, Vietnam sent breathing equipment, cleanroom suits, gloves and face masks worth 500,000 USD in total to China to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many agencies and organizations in Viet Nam also donated medical supplies to foreign countries in support of the anti-epidemic fight./.

By Thuy Dung

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