Vietnam Gifts 1 Lakh masks to India amid Covid19 pandemic, Ambassador hails

On Tuesday Vietnam gifted 1 lakh Covid19 masks to India. Vietnam-Indian Friendship Association (VIFA) presented 100,000 antibacterial cloth masks to India to assist the South Asian nation. According to report published in VN Express, Vietnam the Information & Communications Minister Nguyen Manh Hung, handed over the made-in-Vietnam masks an a symbolic gesture to Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Verma. In this row Vietnam Govt extended its support by gifting 100,000 (One Lakh) Covid19 masks to India.  

The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the biggest challenges humankind has faced over the last 100 years, he said, noting Vietnam and India can cooperate and exchange experience to jointly defeat this outbreak. The symbolic gesture of handing over 1 Lakh masks to India attended by Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Verma and Vietnamese Information & Communications Minister Nguyen Manh Hung who also chairs the association.

As per report published in Vietnamese Daily, in order to help India a country of 1.3 billion to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the association has called on businesses in the information and communications sector to donate 100,000 antibacterial cloth masks to India. Indian Ambassador Pranay Verma received the gift on behalf of the Indian Red Cross Society and thanked VIFA and the people of Vietnam for their friendly gesture, stressing the masks would be allocated to Indian localities in the most suitable way to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

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India has reported over 21,000 Covid19 infections, claiming 681 lives as of Thursday. Globally the Wuhan originated virus has infected 2,638,037 and 184,236 people have lost their lives till Tuesday 10Hours (IST). European and American countries have badly hit by Covid19.