Overseas Vietnamese in Ukraine present face masks to Odessa's military hospital hinh anh 1Vietnamese in the Ukrainian city of Odessa present 1,200 masks to Ovidiopol district’s fire and health agencies (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnamese Association in the Ukrainian city of Odessa on April 28 handed over 1,000 medical face masks as gifts to the city’s Military Hospital to help it fight COVID-19.

The hospital's director Colonel Roman Kalchuk sent a letter to the association's chairman Nguyen Nhu Manh thanking the organisation for the donation and its support for improving the hospital’s facilities for COVID-19 diagnoses and treatment.

Earlier, the Vietnamese Association in Odessa also donated 3,000 face masks to the city’s department of public security on April 24.

Garment workshops of overseas Vietnamese in the city also presented 1,200 masks to Ovidiopol district’s fire and health agencies.

So far, overseas Vietnamese in Odessa have donated about 12,000 face masks to the Ukrainian city.

The local Vietnamese community has also taken measures to raise public awareness about the danger of the pandemic.

As of April 29, Odessa had 261 cases of COVID-19, none of whom are Vietnamese./.