Over 81 billion VND raised for COVID-19 fight, saline intrusion prevention hinh anh 1Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front of Ho Chi Minh City To Thi Bich Chau (standing) speaks to donors (Photo: www.sggp.org.vn)


 Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter has received about 81.6 billion VND (3.47 million USD) in donations to fund the fight against COVID-19 and help people affected by drought and saline intrusion

During a ceremony to receive the aid held on April 5, head of the chapter To Thi Bich Chau thanked the donors for their valuable support.

Of the sum, cash and kind worth 71.3 billion VND were earmarked for the COVID-19 prevention and control fund. The chapter has been distributing the support in kind totally valued at nearly 16 billion VND to medical establishments providing treatment for COVID-19 patients and concentrated quarantine facilities, Chau said.

She called on people from all walks of life to continue joining the fight against the disease and comply with health recommendations by relevant agencies./.