Vice President delivers COVID-19 aid to Dong Thap hinh anh 1Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan presents a token of the 5,000 rapid test kits at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Dong Thap (VNA) – Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan visited the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap and presented gifts in aid of the local COVID-19 prevention and control on September 20.
Accordingly, she delivered 5,000 rapid test kits and ten tablets to needy children in Lap Vo district; 18 gifts worth 500,000 VND (21.83 USD) each to children at the provincial general social protection centre; and 20 gifts worth 2.5 million each to disadvantaged workers at the Vinh Hoan Joint Stock Company.

In addition, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee donated 300 million VND to the provincial fund for COVID-19 prevention and control and the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour presented 250 million VND to workers at the Vinh Hoan company, while the National Fund for Vietnamese Children gave 200 million VND to local disadvantaged children. The T&T group offered Dong Thap 30,000 COVID-19 test kits and 50 tonnes of rice, while the Dong Thap-based IMEXPHARM Corporation presented five charity houses worth 50 million VND each.

At the handover ceremony, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Doan Tan Buu informed Xuan on the local COVID-19 situation. As of 5pm on September 19, the entire province recorded 8,122 infections with 198 deaths and 886 under treatment. The province has so far administered 365,611 doses of vaccines.

The locality still sees 84 areas under lockdown measures. Support policies have been implemented for 66,662 freelancers and 2,601 household businesses.

Praising efforts made by local authorities, organisations and people in curbing COVID-19, the Vice President requested the province continue prioritising pandemic prevention and control to maintain the new normal condition and help residents stabilise their lives and production.  

Plans for safe and effective vaccination as well as prompt delivery of social welfare assistance for needy people are necessary, she noted./.