Taking samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo for illustration: thanhnien.vn)

In a recent statement, it said the funding will be provided for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines to strengthen the COVID-19 surveillance, diagnosis and response systems in the countries.

The AFD noted it hopes the countries’ laboratories will benefit from direct support for the response phase of the COVID-19 epidemic in such aspects as reinforcement of equipment, purchase of diagnostic kits, and acquisition of personal protective equipment.

Source: VNA