Vietnamese citizens lauded for support to Russia’s COVID-19 fight hinh anh 1Vietnam and Russia flags - Illustrative image (Source: Internet)

Moscow (VNA) - Chairman of the Standing Commission on Law and Order under the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Alexander Kushchak recently thanked Vietnamese citizens for supporting the city’s Pokrovsk Hospital in the fight against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.

His thanks come as Vietnamese in the city presented 635 pairs of medical socks on April 11 to health workers at the hospital with direct contact with COVID-19 patients.

He lauded Vietnam as a good example to follow in COVID-19 prevention and control.

Strict physical distancing and social unity, he said, have helped the country avoid the serious consequences caused by the disease in Europe and the US.

Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda (Komsomol Truth) newspaper, meanwhile, ran an article on April 14 with images of Vietnamese citizens presenting free face masks to local residents.

According to the article, the initiative was started by Dinh Thi Minh Thuy, 28, who sews 20-30 face masks each day for locals./.