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Donations for national COVID-19 vaccine fund reach over VND8.04 trillion

by NDO05 July 2021 Last updated at 12:00 PM

A man gets his first Nano Covax vaccine shot in the clinical trial (Photo: VNA)
A man gets his first Nano Covax vaccine shot in the clinical trial (Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - The national COVID-19 vaccine fund has received over VND8.043 trillion (over US$350 million) as of the afternoon of July 4, its management board announced.

The sum was raised by 360,005 organisations and individuals, according to the board.

The use, management and opening of accounts at the State Treasury are publicised via mass media daily.

Vietnam will need VND22.5 trillion to buy 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate 75 million people in order to achieve herd immunity.

The board has opened 21 bank accounts for donations in Vietnam dong, US dollar and euro at the State Treasury of Vietnam, and the six commercial banks of BIDV, Vietcombank, VietinBank, HDBank, Agribank and TPBank.

Vietnam posted 328 more local COVID-19 infections in the 12 hours prior to 6am on July 5, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced.

Ho Chi Minh City, which is currently the country’s largest pandemic hotspot, recorded the majority of the infections with 175 cases, closely followed by the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap with 100 cases.

Twenty-three of the remainder were detected in Phu Yen, nine in Hung Yen, eight in Khanh Hoa, six in An Giang, two each in Long An and Ba Ninh, and one each in Lang Son, Dong Nai, and Soc Trang.

Of the new infections, 272 were found in quarantine and sealed-off areas. The new infections brought the national tally to 20,261, including 18,403 domestic and 1,858 imported cases.

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