National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said on April 4 that it has carried 100,000 face masks, protective clothing, testing systems and COVID-19 test kits as gifts from the Vietnamese Government and people to their Lao and Cambodian counterparts.
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The equipment were sent from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, then to Vientiane, Laos on late April 3. The remaining from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on April 4 morning, which will be transported to Cambodia by road.
Over the past time, millions of face masks have been produced to not only meet domestic demand but also for international relief.
Earlier, Vietnam Airlines also carried over three tonnes of protective clothing and medical masks from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi free-of-charge, and 10 ventilators funded by Temasek Foundation from Singapore to Vietnam.
In the near future, the carrier will run similar flights, as part of its "Flights of Nation" campaign for the sake of people and national interests.