Vietnamese communities in Australia, France support COVID-19 fight at home hinh anh 1Collecting sample for COVID-19 testing in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)
Sydney (VNA) – Vietnamese expatriates and businesses in Australia and France’s New Caledonia have donated more than 41,035 AUD (30,288 USD) to aid their home country in combating COVID-19.

The donations were made between June 28 and July 28 in response to the appeal of the Vietnamese Consulate General in Sydney, Australia.

The consulate general said on July 29 that the funding had been transferred to the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee the same day.

Of the sum, the Vietnamese expatriate community in New Caledonia donated 9,620 AUD, Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Association in Sydney 10,650 AUD, Australian-based Spire Property group 10,000 AUD, and the Vietnamese Students Association in Australia 1,300 AUD.

The consulate general underscored that the meaningful support came timely, reflecting the sharing tradition of Vietnamese and becoming a source of encouragement for those in Vietnam to soon overcome the pandemic.   

The consulate general is open to receive more donations in the time to come.

Vietnam recorded 4,773 new COVID-19 cases from 6am to 6pm on July 29, including one imported case, according to the Ministry of Health. The national tally of COVID-19 infections reached 128,413 and the death toll 863./.