Coronavirus Turns Vietnam from Recipient to Donor | Voice of America – English
China is not the only nation coming to the aid of others in the fight against COVID-19.
In business attire and surgical masks, five European ambassadors stood on a stage in Hanoi on Tuesday and greeted Vietnamese officials who announced they were donating face masks to Europe.
Besides donating 500,000 masks, Vietnam has sent medical aid to China, Cambodia and Laos in recent weeks.
Hanoi is now in talks with the United States to supply it with protective equipment.
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An overview of the effects of COVID-19 on UNICEF access to PPE supplies and the risk mitigations UNICEF has undertaken or plan to action.
Traders Seek China's Masks to Help U.S. Hospitals Battle the Coronavirus – The New York Times
Traders scour factories and warehouses, find planes and pilots and look for buyers as hospitals and governments beg for protective gear.
Fashion brands are making masks and gowns to battle coronavirus – Los Angeles Times
L.A. brands Citizens of Humanity, Hedley & Bennett and Michael Costello, along with New York designers Brandon Maxwell and Christian Siriano, Italian label Prada and French conglomerate Kering, are making face masks and medical gowns.
Regulatory status of equipment being used to help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK
There are different regulations which apply to devices and equipment including hand gels and PPE (personal protective equipment)