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In a spirit of solidarity and mutual support, Phat Tich Pagoda has presented gifts to overseas Vietnamese people to support them during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each includes 10 kilograms of rice, a box of instant noodles, a box of face masks and food.
The gifts include food and face masks.
Over the past few weeks, Venerable Thich Minh Quang, head of the coordinating board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Laos and abbot of Phat Tich Pagoda has visited and presented gifts to quarantine and treatment centers for Covid-19 patients, alongside Vietnamese Buddhist monks and nuns in Vientiane
The pagoda has also provided free meals to the center for support of people with disabilities and intellectual disabilities in Vientiane city. It has also visited and handed over gifts to police performing duties at Covid-19 checkpoints.
The Lao Ministry of Health on May 24 confirmed that the country had recorded an additional 21 Covid-19 cases, including 10 domestic ones.
After more than one month of lockdown, Vientiane maintains a coronavirus hotspot in Laos, with nine community transmissions.
The country so far has documented 1,822 infections, including 1,133 recoveries and two fatalities.
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400 gift packs were sent to more than 400 Vietnamese households and more than 30 Cambodian households in the area.
Vietnamese living abroad sent home 17.2 billion USD worth of remittances in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 3 percent, making the country the third-largest remittance ...