HCM City receives additional medical equipment worth over 400 billion VND hinh anh 1The shipment includes 50 oxygen generators at the Customs warehouse, Tan Son Nhat Airport. (Photo:VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City announced that the city had received 1.409 trillion VND (61.3 million USD) in support of local COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.

The figure includes nearly 400 billion VND worth of goods and medical equipment donated by agencies, organisations, enterprises and individuals at home and abroad as well as a number of provinces and cities across the country on July 19.

Thien Tam Fund of Vingroup donated 2 million sets of Invitro diagnostic biological products for antigen testing, while the Asia Commercial Bank 10,000 PCR test kits and 15,000 SARS-CoV-2 rapid test kits.

Also on July 19, the committee received 492 million VND in cash from organisations and individuals supporting the city's COVID-19 vaccine fund.

The committee and the municipal board for mobilisation, reception and distribution of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control fund have so far distributed more than 1.266 trillion VND, including over 612 billion VND worth of goods and equipment to frontline forces at hospitals, medical centers, quarantine and sealed-off areas, units performing the task of epidemic prevention in the border, and those affected by COVID-19.

So far, 105 businesses and individuals in Ho Chi Minh City have registered to contribute more than 2.293 trillion VND to the COVID-19 vaccine fund, with nearly 286 billion VND in cash received by the municipal Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee./.