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Vietnam Airlines transports COVID-19 vaccine home from Europe

by NDO14 October 2021 Last updated at 23:32 PM

The transport is conducted using an Airbus A350 (Source: Vietnam Airlines)
The transport is conducted using an Airbus A350 (Source: Vietnam Airlines)

VTV.vn - A flight from Budapest, Hungary, operated by Vietnam Airlines carrying COVID-19 vaccines and medical supplies provided by several European countries landed at Hanoi’s Noi Bai international airport on October 14.

The goods consist of 560,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, including 100,000 and 60,000 doses donated by the Slovak and Croatian Governments, respectively, while 400,000 doses were resold to Vietnam by the Hungarian Government under a non-profit mechanism.

Meanwhile, the 12.5 tonnes of medical supplies and equipment worth US$380,000 in total are gifts from Vietnamese expatriates in Hungary to their home nation.

As the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines plays a key role in transporting COVID-19 vaccines and medical supplies serving the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. With its fleet and extensive network of routes, the airline has transported more than 250 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines and medical supplies free of charge.

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