Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on June 14 presented 2,000 COVID-19 test kits worth 600 million VND (26,000 USD) to Nepal to aid the country’s COVID-19 fight.

The donations were handed over to the Government and people of Nepal via Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to India and Nepal Pham Sanh Chau.

Venerable Thich Nguyen Chinh, deputy head of the Office of the VBS Central Committee, said the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed thousands of lives and caused major economic losses to Nepalese people. The donations from the VBS shows affection of Vietnamese Buddhist monks and followers for the Nepalese, he said, adding that the VBS hopes Nepal will soon keep the pandemic at bay.

The VBS also raised fund for Nepalese people in 2015 after the country was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake./.