Hanoi (VNA) – Fund-raising programmes to support
the national COVID-19 vaccine fund in the homeland were launched
by Vietnamese embassies in Tanzania, Mexico, and South Africa on June 10.
In remarks at his launch ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania Nguyen
Nam Tien updated those in attendance on the COVID-19 situation in the homeland as
well as policies and drastic measures introduced to respond to the pandemic.
For his part, Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Nguyen Hoanh Nam appreciated the valuable
support from overseas Vietnamese – an indispensable part of the nation – to joint efforts in fighting COVID-19.
Meanwhile, in South Africa, Ambassador Hoang Van Loi highlighted the significance
of the establishment of the vaccine fund, saying that activities to collect donations
will last until June 16.
Launched on June 5, the fund
has received donations from individuals and organisations at home and abroad, including
Vietnamese communities in the US, Egypt, Mozambique, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore,
Laos, Germany, Russia, and Switzerland.
Vietnam is projected to need 150 million doses of vaccine to inoculate about 75
million people at an estimated cost of 25.2 trillion VND (nearly 1.1 billion USD)./.
Source link : https://en.vietnamplus.vn/ovs-in-tanzania-mexico-south-africa-support-covid19-vaccine-fund/202914.vnp
Publish date : 2021-06-11 09:09:00