Hanoi calls for donations to COVID-19 vaccination programme hinh anh 1Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh and Chairwoman of the city’s Fatherland Front Committee Nguyen Lan Huong have called on local organisations, businesses and people to donate to the city’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.

In a letter jointly issued on June 16, Anh and Huong said they want organisations, businesses and residents of Hanoi to share the responsibility with the city by contributing money and resources to the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.

This aims to help the city soon achieve herd immunity against the virus and bring life back to normal, the letter said.

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has resurged with more complex and unpredictable developments, forcing the city to drastically undertake comprehensive measures in order to fulfill the twin goals of combating the virus and sustaining economic growth, it said.

More than ever, the COVID-19 fight needs support from the entire political system, business community and people in Hanoi to begin the local free vaccination campaign, poised as the long-term strategic solution for the current situation, it added.

Hanoi will host a show called “Hanoi chung tay hanh dong day lui dich COVID-19” (Hanoi joins hands to fight COVID-19) at the Friendship Culture Palace at 8:00pm on June 19. It will be broadcast live./.