Deputy PM presents gifts to Cham compatriots in Ho Chi Minh City

by NDO13 July 2021 Last updated at 14:47 PM

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (left) and a donor (right) present gifts to the Cham ethnic community in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City, July 13, 2021. (Photo: NDO)
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (left) and a donor (right) present gifts to the Cham ethnic community in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City, July 13, 2021. (Photo: NDO)

VTV.vn - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh visited and presented gifts to members of the Cham ethnic community affected by the COVID-19 epidemic in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City on July 13.

At the Anwar mosque in Ward 1, Binh encouraged the Cham people and parishioners, sharing with their difficulties with the strict social distancing order under Directive No. 16 of the Prime Minister currently being applied throughout the city.

He highly praised the board of the mosque in helping the city seriously implement epidemic prevention and control measures.

Binh asked local authorities to pay more attention to local residents’ lives, especially during the current epidemic situation. He also called on donors to increase their support to help people who are facing difficulties due to the impact of the epidemic.

On the occasion, Binh and leaders of district 8 handed over 200 gift packages to poor local households, each worth VND1.4 million, including VND1 million in cash.

In Hanoi on the same day, the Hanoi Police announced that from 6 am on July 14, 22 checkpoints will be set up at major gateways into the capital city to control people and vehicles to ensure safety against COVID-19.

According to the Health Ministry, Vietnam logged an additional 983 new COVID-19 cases in the seven hours to 1 pm this afternoon, raising the national count to 33,648.

Besides one imported case, the remainder were domestically-transmitted infections, including 886 in Ho Chi Minh City, 29 in Long An, 27 in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, 12 in Dong Thap, 11 in Ben Tre, four in Phu Yen, two each in Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan and Bac Ninh, and one each in Nam Dinh, Nghe An, Bac Giang, Hanoi, Lao Cai, Binh Phuoc and Thanh Hoa. Of the total, 920 were detected in quarantine sites or sealed-off areas.

Among the patients under treatment, 339 patients have tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 130 twice and 70 thrice. To date, 9,331 patients have recovered from the disease.

Five more fatalities related to COVID-19 were also announced in Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Giang and Dong Nai on the same day, raising the total to 130. These cases all suffered serious underlying diseases.

The country has administered more than 4.06 million doses of various vaccines. Over 3.78 million people have been vaccinated, including more than 280,000 having received two jabs.


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