Jan 31, 2020 / 23:51

Vietnam offers China US$500,000 aid for fighting coronavirus

The Hanoitimes - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has stated that Vietnam is willing to coordinate efforts with China in fighting the new coronavirus epidemic.

The Vietnamese government has decided to donate China with US$500,000 worth of medical supplies to help the Chinese government and people deal with the spread of the fatal coronavirus, local media reported.

 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc

The Vietnam Red Cross will give US$100,000 aid in form of goods to Chinese people.

In addition, seven provinces in North Vietnam, especially those having borders with China, will offer help to China.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in a January 27 diplomatic note that Vietnam is willing to actively coordinate efforts with China in fighting the new coronavirus epidemic.

In the note sent to his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang, PM Phuc expressed his sympathy for the losses and hardship that Chinese people were experiencing and hoped that with its vast experience in curbing the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003, China will soon successfully stop the new coronavirus.  

Death toll by the nCoV in China has risen to 213 while the virus has sickened other 9,812 as of January 31. More than other 20 countries and territories have confirmed 148 cases of individuals infected with the virus.