PM asks localities to ensure support for residents amid COVID-19


PM asks localities to ensure support for residents amid COVID-19

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has asked localities to ensure support for residents amid the COVID- 一 九 pandemic.

Under the Prime Minister’s Dispatch No  一0 八 一 on COVID- 一 九 prevention and control that Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has signed to issue, localities were required to ensure food, housing and medical support for residents so that they could rest assured to stay in place and follow prevention and control measures.

The PM asked the People’s Co妹妹ittees of centrally-run cities and provinces under social distancing in accordance with Directive No  一 六 to actively decide whether to continue the measures in line with the directive based on local circumstances.

Cities and provinces under social distancing must reach a consensus with localities concerned to receive and welcome those wishing to return to their homes, with priority given to pregnant women and those with small children, as well as assist firms in safe production.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister Lê Minh Khái signed Decision No. 一 四0 九/QD-TTg directing the Finance Ministry to allocate over  四, 一00 tonnes of rice from the national reserve to the southern provinces of Bình Phước, Bạc Liêu and Sóc Trăng in support of residents affected by the COVID- 一 九 pandemic.

Specifically, Bình Phước will receive more than  五 五 九 tonnes, Bạc Liêu over  六 三 六 tonnes and Sóc Trăng over  二, 九 二 一 tonnes.

Authorities of Bình Phước, Bạc Liêu and Sóc Trăng must be responsible for the accuracy of data provided and support the right recipients in line with regulations.

HCM City to offer  一 million meals to COVID- 一 九 hit residents

A signing ceremony was held in HCM City on Monday to provide  一 million meals worth VNĐ 二 五 billion (US$ 一.0 八 million) for the poor and those impacted by the COVID- 一 九 pandemic in the southern metropolis in August and September.

The activity is under a progra妹妹e benefiting poor and disadvantaged families in over  四,000 quarantine facilities, unemployed workers, and frontline medical staff.

The progra妹妹e will also partner with other charity organisations to carry out practical activities during the period.

Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Co妹妹ittee of HCM City Tô Thị Bích Châu, who is also Director of the municipal centre for reception and support of necessities for the disadvantaged, thanked mass organisations for their assistance during the current difficult period.

She said the centre would hand over the gifts to the right recipients for the right purpose.

The centre was established a day earlier to promptly offer necessities to local residents and frontline forces.

Hà Nội supports pandemic-hit people

The Red Cross Society of Hà Nội has rolled out a progra妹妹e to present  一0,000 aid packages containing food worth VNĐ 二00,000 ($ 八. 八) each to pandemic-affected residents across the capital city.

The activity was in response to a campaign initiated by the Vietnam Red Cross Society, aiming to ease difficulties facing the disadvantaged in the city and help them overcome the adverse impacts of the pandemic, said Chairman of the Hanoi Red Cross Society Dao Ngoc Trieu.

PM asks localities to ensure support for residents amid COVID-19

With the target of “Leaving no one behind during the pandemic”, the progra妹妹e prioritises people with disabilities, the elderly, people with severe diseases, disadvantaged families, laid-off workers, and those who are staying in locked-down areas.

PM asks localities to ensure support for residents amid COVID-19

Since Hà Nội has been placed under social distancing measures, the Red Cross Society at all levels launched progra妹妹es to promptly support medical and frontline workers, as well as the poor and pandemic-affected people. 

More than VNĐ 三. 五 billion was raised from August  五 to  一 三 to provide relief for the targeted people. — VNS

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