Vietnam helps Cambodian detention centres battle COVID-19

Representatives from the Embassy of Vietnam and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Cambodia on May 13 presented 4,000 antimicrobial face masks for the country’s detention centres.

The support was in response to a call from the ICRC in Vietnam’s neighbour for medical supplies for detainees amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the start of February, the ICRC in Cambodia has bolstered its support for the country’s General Department of Prisons’ efforts to curb the spread of the virus nationwide. The organisation has allocated roughly 230,000 USD to assist those facilities around the country.

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