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Vietnamese people show social consensus and solidarity amidst pandemic

by NDO13 July 2021 Last updated at 15:51 PM

More than 23 tonnes of vegetables from Dak Lak province have been sent to support people in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: NDO)
More than 23 tonnes of vegetables from Dak Lak province have been sent to support people in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: NDO)

VTV.vn - Over the past few days, as many provinces and cities across the country are rallying all their strength into the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, the spirit of solidarity and social consensus of the Vietnamese people has once again emerged.

According to the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee and the VFF’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter, in the past few days, people across the country have turned their hearts towards the city by making donations to help the southern hub repel the pandemic, soon bringing people’s lives back to normal.

The Ha Tinh provincial authorities and people recently presented VND2billion to help people in Ho Chi Minh City overcome this difficult period of time.

Meanwhile, more than 23 tonnes of vegetables from Dak Lak province have been sent to support people in quarantined areas and areas which have been blocked due to COVID-19 in the city’s districts and Thu Duc City.

The city's Fatherland Front has coordinated with the Vietnam Caravan group to transport and deliver the fruit to needy people. A member of the Vietnam Caravan said that the group had mobilised 20 pickup trucks for the delivery of the fruit.

Chairwoman of the VFF’s Ho Chi Minh City Chapter To Thi Bich Chau has sent a letter to the people of the city, calling for their understanding, calm and joint efforts at a time when their lives might face many difficulties and disturbances due to the social distancing order under Directive 16. She stressed that the application of strict social distancing measures is essential to further help reduce spread of the virus and provide the health system with more time to focus on treating existing COVID-19 patients.

The city’s Fatherland Front Committee plans to allocate funds to promptly support disadvantaged people and poor households in the city.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand recently received nearly THB 1.5 million (US$46,100) donated by the Vietnamese community in the country to Vietnam’s national COVID-19 vaccine fund. Of the total, THB1.469 million was contributed by the association of Vietnamese people in Thailand, and THB10,000 by the Vietnamese students’ association in Thailand.

Speaking at the hand-over ceremony on June 11, Ambassador Phan Chi Thanh expressed his thanks for the contributions of the Vietnamese people living in Thailand, although they themselves have also been hit by the pandemic. He affirmed that the funding will be sent to Vietnam as soon as possible.

At a function in Hanoi, VFF Vice Chairman Nguyen Huu Dung received VND50 million in donations from the OV community in Macau (China) to the Vietnam’s national COVID-19 vaccine fund.

Meanwhile, leaders of Lao’s Khammuane province have presented US$20,000 and five tonnes of rice to Ha Tinh province. The Central Executive Board of the Hoa Hao Buddhist Sangha handed over VND500 million for COVID-19 prevention and control in An Giang province.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to witness complicated developments in many localities across the country, causing great damage to the lives of the people, it is necessary for individuals, organisations and benefactors to make joint efforts and promote solidarity to successfully root out the pandemic.

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