KOICA donates 6,3 million single-use syringes to Vietnam. (Photo: CPV)
Mr. Cho Hans-Deog, Country Director of KOICA Vietnam Office, said: “Korea has committed to solidarity and cooperation to end COVID-19. In this context, the syringes are to help Vietnam fight back the pandemic, where vaccination is robustly in progress. We wish the support of KOICA contributes to ramping up the vaccination against COVID-19 in Vietnam.”
This year, the Korean government provided 1,39 million doses of vaccines to Vietnam. In addition, KOICA has handed over 300.000 COVID-19 antigen test kits for the country through the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, which was delivered by air on December 31, 2021.
In the meantime, KOICA, the aid agency of the Korean government, supported 40 thermal imaging scanners to Vietnam that were installed at 10 international airports across the country in May 2021 to assist the epidemic prevention and control.
KOICA is also actively supporting the Vietnamese authorities and vulnerable people by providing quarantine materials, food, and medical supplies./.