Motorists wear protective masks as they travel home after work in Hai Duong province, Vietnam on April 7, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Motorists wear protective masks as they travel home after work in Hai Duong province, Vietnam on April 7, 2020. Photo: Reuters

Vietnam donates over 1 million masks to Europe and Southeast Asia, challenging China’s monopoly on coronavirus diplomacy

  • The country’s moves come as it eyes an economic revival amid the pandemic, with up to 12 million masks to be produced a day
  • Vietnam could also be pushing the quality of its medical supplies in light of mounting returns to China of faulty equipment, analysts say

Motorists wear protective masks as they travel home after work in Hai Duong province, Vietnam on April 7, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Motorists wear protective masks as they travel home after work in Hai Duong province, Vietnam on April 7, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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