Over 153 billion VND mobilised in HCM City to support COVID-19 fight hinh anh 1To Thi Bich Chau (second, right), Chairwoman of  Vietnam Fatherland Front chapter in HCM City, receives donation from a business. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) –
As many as 6,756 collectives and individuals had donated more than 153 billion VND (6.5 million USD) to Ho Chi Minh City’s COVID-19 prevention and control fund as of May 4 afternoon, according to the Vietnam Fatherland Front chapter in the city.

Over 22.6 billion VND has also been mobilised in support of residents affected by drought and saltwater intrusion since the campaign was launched on March 20.

The donations, including medical equipment, essential goods, beverages and fruit worth more than 22 billion VND, have been allocated to medical facilities, COVID-19 quarantine centres, soldiers and volunteers in the combat against the pandemic.

Besides, some 14 billion VND has been used to assist 18,707 lottery ticket sellers who are affected by the pandemic.

HCM City has sent 7 billion VND to Soc Trang, Ca Mau, Kien Giang, Tra Vinh, Bac Lieu, Ben Tre and Hau Giang provinces to assist local residents hit by drought and saltwater intrusion./.