President of the committee Trần Thanh Mẫn on March 19 received funds worth nearly 40 billion VND (1.7 million USD) from agencies, organisations and individuals at home and abroad.
He said the committee will quickly transfer the funds to support those who are directly involved in the prevention of the pandemic and treatment of patients.
The Ministry of Information and Communications, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee’s Standing Board, the Health Ministry, and the Vietnam Red Cross Society jointly launched a text message campaign to call for public support for the country’s fight against COVID-19 from March 19 to June 18.
Supporters can donate by texting “CV n” to 1407, of which “n” is the number they wish to pledge. Each text message will contribute at least 20,000 VND to the fund.
All the money pooled by the programme will be used to buy medical equipment, necessities and support COVID-19 patients and those being quarantined./.