09 Apr, 2020
450,000 made-in-Vietnam protective suits arrived in US
The Governments of Vietnam and the US have worked together to expedite the delivery of made-in-Vietnam personal protective equipment to the US, US Embassy in Hanoi said April 8.
The first of two initial shipments of over 450,000 DuPont protective suits departed from Hanoi on April 7 and arrived at the US Strategic National Stockpile on April 8.
The US Department of Health and Human Services contracted with FedEx Express to expedite delivery of the suits to the US Strategic National Stockpile in order to address the urgent need for protective equipment for frontline providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the US.
US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink said the shipment would help protect healthcare professionals working on the front lines against COVID-19 in the United States and demonstrated the strength of the bilateral relationship.
“This morning, 450,000 protective suits landed in Dallas, Texas. This was made possible because of the partnership of two great American companies—DuPont and FedEx—and our friends in Vietnam. Thank you” Trump said on his twitter.
Vietnam, which has reported 251 coronavirus cases, with no deaths, has also donated masks and other medical equipment to other countries, including China, Cambodia, Laos, the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.S