The donation is the result of the “80,000 masks for Saigon” fundraising program initiated by the “Join hands for Vietnam” group including young people studying and living in the United States.

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The masks are expected to be handed over to 63 hospitals and medical clinics in Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s largest COVID-19 hotspot – to better serve its pandemic prevention and control.

Doan Thi Minh Trang, a member of the group, said that the fundraising program has received great support from the overseas Vietnamese community in the U.S. and many other countries with a total funding of over USD 100,000.

Earlier, the group sent 16,560 N95 medical masks to Ho Chi Minh City. It promises to continue buying more medical masks and transport to Vietnam as soon as possible.

Source: VNA