Vietnam sends medical masks to Myanmar hinh anh 1The batch of Vietnam's medical masks at Yangon International Airport on October 15 (Photo: VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) - A batch of 35,000 medical masks have been delivered to Myanmar to aid Mandalay city amid an increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

The batch was a donation from authorities in central Da Nang city and from Vietnamese citizens.

Speaking at the handover ceremony at Yangon International Airport on December 12, Vietnamese Ambassador to Myanmar Ly Quoc Tuan underscored that the Vietnamese Government and people always think of their friends during hardship, and hoped that Mandalay will soon overcome its pandemic-related difficulties.

The Vietnamese Government previously sent over 90,000 USD, 160,000 medical masks, antiseptic solution, and medical equipment to Myanmar. Vietnamese enterprises in the country also donated more than 25,000 USD and 10,000 face masks.

As of December 13, the number of infections in Myanmar stood at 108,342, with 2,268 fatalities./.