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Head coach Park Hang-seo donates USD 5,000 to COVID-19 prevention fund

05:51 | 27/03/2020

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee on March 25 received a donation of USD 5,000 from Head coach of the national male football team Park Hang-seo to support the country’s COVID-19 preventive and control efforts.

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At the donation ceremony. (Photo: VFF)

Park said he is deeply concerned about the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam and want to do something he can to support the community in the fight against the disease.

With his small donation, Park said he wish to contribute to the Government and the Ministry of Health of Vietnam to support people who are on the frontline in the battle against the pandemic, COVID-19 patients, people remained in quarantine at residential areas and concentrated centres, especially for those who are directly affected by the virus.

President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man expressed his gratitude for Coach Park’s contribution, noting at this time of hardship, this acts of kindness will contribute to the Party, military and people’s efforts to defeat the pandemic.

With Park's donation, Man hopes to attract more donors to the fight against COVID-19.

According to him, the COVID-19 prevention and control fund has collected over VND 500 billion from agencies, businesses and individuals and over VND 70 billion who contributed via SMS messages through the National Humanitarian Portal 1400.

These contributions will be transferred to the Ministry of Health for purchasing medical equipment, necessities and support COVID-19 patients and those undergoing quarantine.

On March 26 evening, the MoH confirmed 5 more cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total in Vietnam to 153.

On March 19, a text message campaign to call for public support for the country’s fight against COVID-19 was launched in Hanoi.

The campaign is taking place from March 19 to June 18, 2020.

Supporters can join the programme by texting “CV n” to 1407, of which “n” is the number of support. Each text message will contribute at least 20,000 VND (0.86 USD) to the fund.

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