Nguyễn Đức Chung (central right), head of Hà Nội's People's Committee, hands over the gift to the US Ambassador to Việt Nam Daniel Kritenbrink on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh
HÀ NỘI — Up to 150,000 Vietnamese-made facemasks were gifted to New York City by Hà Nội People’s Committee on Monday to support the fight against COVID-19 in one of the world’s worst-hit epicentres.
The 100,000 antibacterial cloth masks and 50,000 surgical facemasks produced by Việt Nam’s companies meet standards of the Ministry of Health and CE marking by the EU.
“Though small, the gift expresses the support of Hà Nội’s people and authorities towards New York City amid this challenging time,” said Nguyễn Đức Chung, head of the People’s Committee.
In response, the US Ambassador to Việt Nam Daniel Kritenbrink showed gratitude towards Hà Nội.
The ambassador applauded Việt Nam’s efforts in disclosing information and containing the disease.
On the same day, 25,000 facemasks were sent to the Vietnamese community in South Korea from Việt Nam's Embassy in Seoul.
These facemasks will be distributed to Vietnamese students and citizens living in South Korea. — VNS