Vietnamese in France support COVID-19 fight hinh anh 1Health workers treat a COVID-19 patient in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
The Vietnamese community in France has held a number of activities to support poor people affected by COVID-19 at home.

The association of Vietnamese people in France and the international association for Vietnam’s education development in France have raised 5,000 EUR (5,473 USD) and 100 million VND (4,292 USD) respectively in response to the call by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for fighting the pandemic.

The Government leader on March 17 called on every Vietnamese citizen, especially businesspeople and overseas Vietnamese, to make donations to help contain the pandemic and also maintain socio-economic development.

He praised individuals and enterprises for donating money, contributing their time, efforts, experience and practical initiatives.  
Such donations help promote unity, safety and humane actions among the community, the PM said.

“No matter how old the donors are or what they do, these meaningful actions all start from their hearts… I believe that Vietnam will be able to push back the pandemic, bring lives back to normal and recover production,” he said./.