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Nearly 300,000 COVID-19 hit workers in Ho Chi Minh City receive financial support

by NDO/VNA08 August 2021 Last updated at 08:00 AM

Workers receive support from a trade union official. (Photo: NLD)
Workers receive support from a trade union official. (Photo: NLD)

VTV.vn - Nearly 300,000 disadvantaged trade union members, public employees and workers hit by the COVID-19 pandemic received assistance worth over VND465.8 billion (US$20.25 million), reported the Ho Chi Minh City Labour Confederation on August 7.

Accordingly, over 280,200 of them obtained nearly VND450 billion under Resolution No.09 by the municipal People’s Council.

More than 16,600 others received over VND12.5 billion under the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour’s Decision No.2606.

Trade unions also provided care for its members and workers in quarantine facilities and frontline forces, such as holding food and necessities support programmes, helping farmers sell farm produce, and improving material and spiritual lives of workers.

Ho Chi Minh City is now the biggest coronavirus hotspot of the country with more than 115,000 cases. The city is now under strict social distancing order.

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