Ethnic Vietnamese present medical equipment to Thai province hinh anh 1The association hands over the relief to the hospital of Udon Thani province (Photo: VNA)


Bangkok (VNA) - An association of ethnic Vietnamese in the northeastern Thai province of Udon Thani has handed over nearly 1,500 plastic face shields to the province in an attempt to curb the spread of the COVID-19.

Association Chairman Luong Xuan Hoa presented 1,050 shields to local authorities and 400 others to the provincial hospital on April 7. 

Members of the Vietnamese community, he noted, are working to produce more face shields as gifts to hospitals and others engaged in the fight against the global pandemic.

If the disease lingers on, the association will adopt measures to provide food and necessities to the disadvantaged in the province, he added.

Udon Thani is home to the largest number of ethnic Vietnamese in Thailand, at about 60,000.

As at April 8, Thailand had reported a total of 2,369 COVID-19 cases, including 30 fatalities. Bangkok had seen the largest number of infections with 1,223, followed by the neighboring province of Nonthaburi and the tourist island of Phuket./.