The Standing Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in Ho Chi Minh City - the Ho Chi Minh City Board for the mobilization, reception and distribution of Covid-19 pandemic prevention funds yesterday received one million Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits along with test fee support for two million samples with a total amount of VND200 billion (US$8.8 million).
Ho Chi Minh City still has enough covid-19 vaccine; therefore, it is willing to distribute to neighboring provinces for vaccination roll-out, said Nguyen Hong Tam, deputy director of the city's Center for Disease Control (HCDC) at a periodical press brief yesterday organized by the city Steering Board for Prevention and Control of Covid-19.
A ceremony to receive four million Covid-19 antigen rapid test kits worth VND373 billion (US$16.4 million) severing HCMC residents yesterday was held by the Standing Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in Ho Chi Minh City - the Ho Chi Minh City Board for the mobilization, reception and distribution of Covid-19 pandemic prevention funds.
HCMC is planning programs for prevention and control of Covid-19 and economic recovery, consisting of 11 strategies. In which, healthcare is the main strategy, followed by social security, said Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen at a working session with Binh Tan District to review the district’s implementation of the social distancing order from September 16-22.
The National Assembly delegation of HCMC on September 21 held a supervision session on the implementation of the Government’s resolutions No.68/NQ-CP, No.154/NQ-CP, No.42/NQ-CP and the HCMC People's Council's Directive No.09 on policies to support the laborers and their employers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ho Chi Minh City has just implemented the third financial support package for over 7.3 million needy people affected by Covid-19 with an amount of VND1 million (US$44) per person from now to the end of September.
Ho Chi Minh City is still in the middle of the fierce fight against Covid-19, and has achieved certain encouraging results thanks to the close cooperation between the municipal authorities and the community. Sadly, in the cyber environment, there are some hostile forces or people with low consciousness purposely spreading Covid-19-related fake news on social networks to worry the public and harm this fight.