Useful Websites to Stay Update with Vietnam's Covid-19 Outbreaks

Many Vietnamese websites allow users to find out information about the pandemic, connect to give/receive necessities or contribute to the Covid-19 vaccine fund.
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Useful Websites to Stay Update with Vietnam's Covid-19 Outbreaks
SOS map helps people in need. Photo: VnExpress

SOSmap - Digital map connecting essential givers/receivers

The website sosmap.net is based on Google Maps data by Xtek - a company based in Ho Chi Minh city. After 10 days of implementation, SOSmap has recorded more than 1,300 registrations to receive, nearly 100 registrations for giving. Hundreds of people have received necessities through this system.

Useful Websites to Stay Update with Vietnam's Covid-19 Outbreaks
Location of areas for giving/receiving necessities in provinces. Photo: VnExpress

When accessing the map website, a pop-up page will appear, to filter the user's needs. Instead of typing out what you want, the system has a variety of essentials available, and users only need to fill in the desired amount.

On the recipient's side, the essentials that can be received are masks, protective gear, vegetables, rice, instant noodles and cash. Recipients can register for the whole family or neighborhood, by filling in the number of people that need help.

On the donor side, in addition to necessities (clothes, masks, protective gear, rice), they can contribute cash or transportation.

SOSmap is built based on Google Maps data. Through the visual map, administrators can know the location of those who need to give and need to receive, to build the most reasonable plan for goods movement. Data about the subscriber's information and phone number is secured by masking the last 2 digits of the phone number.

Diembanhangthietyeu - Map of essential selling points for HCMC

Similar to SOSmap, Diembanhangthietyeu is built based on Google Maps data. The website's authors are Tran Thanh Tuan and Nguyen Huu Dat.

Useful Websites to Stay Update with Vietnam's Covid-19 Outbreaks
Map showing essential selling locations in Binh Thanh district. Photo: VnExpress

When users access the domain Diembanhangthietyeu.com, there will be about 3,000 essential sales locations in Ho Chi Minh city appearing on the map. The left corner is the place to choose the living area, the right is the location of the store displayed. Each store has information about the address, opening times, hotline, how to order online. The map also allows users to find their way to stores near them. However, when using this feature, the website will automatically open to Google maps.

Immediately after its launch, the map received great support from users. At the highest time, the system recorded 50-100 people accessing at the same time.

Ho Chi Minh city Covid-19 Portal

The portal has the domain covid19.hochiminhcity.gov.vn, providing information and effective anti-pandemic support services for people in Ho Chi Minh city. The data is taken from the Center for Disease Control and the Data Analysis Center of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Useful Websites to Stay Update with Vietnam's Covid-19 Outbreaks
Interface of Covid-19 portal in Ho Chi Minh city. Photo: VnExpress

The Ho Chi Minh city Covid-19 portal integrates many different functions, including the Covid-19 risk analysis map (with data from the National Steering Committee in Ho Chi Minh city), the Covid-19 map, the "green zones" in the locality. This is also a place to provide data on epidemic response and prevention, such as tracing, zoning, blockade and vaccination against Covid-19.

On the website, users can search for medical guidance documents, health care service information, hotlines of hospitals in the area, the latest documents of Ho Chi Minh city.

BusMap - Mobile food bus location map

To use, users access the website https://map.busmap.vn/hcm. Besides the web-based version, the developer Phenikaa MaaS also offers a BusMap application for smartphones.

Useful Websites to Stay Update with Vietnam's Covid-19 Outbreaks
BusMap web interface. Photo: VnExpress

When clicked, the map will display information about the bus, including location for the day, operating status, name and phone number of the person in charge of the bus and the supplier. Users can find their way from home to the vehicle's location using BusMap's built-in navigation feature.

Covid-19 Map

Covid-19 maps have been built by many localities, allowing people to view information about the pandemic situation.

Useful Websites to Stay Update with Vietnam's Covid-19 Outbreaks
Covid-19 epidemiological information map in Hanoi, address covidmaps.hanoi.gov.vn. Photo: VnExpress

The map allows users to view centralized isolation points, medical isolation areas and disease control points displayed in real time. Depending on the region, the map may display a list of patients by number or initials, along with basic personal information, such as year of birth, gender, medical condition, and where they are being treated.

Website to contribute to the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund

The website of the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund has the domain name quivacxincovid19.gov.vn, managed by the Ministry of Finance. This is one of the direct channels for individuals and organizations at home and abroad to support and accompany the government in the Covid-19 vaccination campaign. The goal of the project is to mobilize financial resources to serve the activities of purchasing, importing, researching and producing vaccines in the country and using Covid-19 vaccines for people.

Useful Websites to Stay Update with Vietnam's Covid-19 Outbreaks
Contribution interface for vaccine fund. Photo: VnExpress

On the website, people can choose to contribute in different forms, such as donating to the fund, registering specific support wishes to each locality, each agency or organization. In addition to the "donate right away" feature, organizations and individuals can actively contribute their time and funding sources through the "subscribe to support" option.

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