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Germany and Vietnam continue to work fighting together against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vietnamese-German Center for Medical Research (VG-CARE) supports one more time the Institute of Tropical Medicine at the University of Tübingen (UKT) by donating 2000 3M-N95 protective respiratory masks and 100 personal protective equipment that are urgently needed in the context of patient care at the clinic. The medical equipment arrived in Tübingen on 11 May 2020.
End of March VG-CARE provided 6000 swab tubes for a joint clinical study of the universities of Tübingen, Hamburg and Stuttgart on a COVID-19 drug which started on April 1 at UKT. This donation was largely supported by the Vietnamese director of VG-CARE and alumnus of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Huu Song, and is a further sign of the close cooperation between the Tübingen doctors and scientists with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Huu Song and his colleagues at 108 Military Central Hospital in Hanoi. The German Embassy in Vietnam and the DAAD branch in Hanoi facilitated the project unbureaucratically.