Public supports Vietnam stay strong in fight against COVID-19

April 11, 2020 | 09:07
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Communities across Vietnam have shown enthusiastic responses to the drastic efforts of the government to control the COVID-19 outbreak.
public supports helps vietnam stay strong in fight against covid 19
Public support from all across Vietnam has brought millions of dollars in donations to support Vietnam's fight against the pandemic

In the morning of April 10, the Royal City residents' charity group continued supporting hospitals in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, with the latest destination being the National Lung Hospital.

Representatives of the group presented VND260 million ($11,300) to director of National Lung Hospital Nguyen Viet Nhung to support the hospital in buying biologicals and chemicals in order to perform novel coronavirus diagnostic tests. The donation was contributed by some 10,000 residents at Vinhomes Royal City in Hanoi.

Earlier, the charity group also donated VND200 million ($8,700) to Bach Mai Hospital – one of the hotspots in the fight against the pandemic.

At a time when the whole country is joining hands to fight the pandemic, the hospitals at the higher and lower levels are facing many difficulties, with increased risk of infection and need a lot of support and practical material – not to mention gratitude.

Since the Vietnamese government, as well as the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front (VFF) called for public support in the prevention and control of COVID-19, the country has received plenty of contributions from people and businesses.

Thanks to active responses to the appeal, from March 14 to April 8 afternoon, the amount of donation and registered support sent to VFF has surpassed VND806.407 billion ($35 million).

Of this, the VFF has allocated VND466 billion ($20.26 million) to spend on necessities.

Specifically, the VFF received VND312.355 billion ($13.58 million) in cash, VND150.5 billion ($6.54 million) of which has been used. In addition, of the VND99.552 ($4.33 million) of goods donated, VND51 billion ($2.22 million) has already been allocated.

Businesses and individuals have also transferred VND245 billion ($10.65 million) directly to the suppliers, this donation was registered via the VFF.

The amount of direct donations to the Ministry of Health (MoH) has reached VND19.5 billion ($847,830), and donations via text message reached VND130 billion ($5.65 million).

Previously, on April 7, chairman of the Central Committee of VFF, Tran Thanh Man handed the first disbursement of VND150 billion ($6.52 million) to the MioH to purchase medical equipment and supplies to support the prevention and control of COVID-19.

Individuals can contribute to the goverment fund supporting COVID-19 fight from now until the end of June 18. To donate, warm-hearted people can send a text message "CVn" to 1407.

In "CVn", n is a number ranging from 1 to 100, denoting the desired donation, with "CV1" donating VND20,000, "CV2" VND40,000, and so on all the way up by VND20,000 increments to "CV100" and VND2 million ($86.96).

Donations that arrive via text message will be transferred to units involved in the prevention and control of epidemics to buy equipment and materials, as well as undertake other tasks related to COVID-19 disease.

By Tu My

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