* The Ho Chi Minh City Military Command has sent nearly 30,000 participating troops to fight COVID-19 at 68 concentrated quarantine facilities and 35 hospitals providing treatment for COVID-19 patients since the latest COVID-19 outbreak occurred in the city on April 27.

Individuals and collectives with achievements in COVID-19 prevention and control receive certificates of merit.

Addressing the meeting to review COVID-19 prevention and control in the city on July 31, Major General Nguyen Van Nam, Chief of the Command, praised the command’s affiliates’ achievements in the work. He also asked them to strengthen COVID-19 preventive measures, observe discipline, ensure adequate preventive devices, and improve troops' and militia force’s health.

On this occasion, the command awarded 55 collectives and 140 individuals for their good COVID-19 prevention results.

* Also on July 31, a mission from the Nghe An provincial Border Guard Command, led by its deputy political commissar Senior Colonel Tran Dang Khoa, visited and presented medical supplies and other necessities, worth over VND 90 million, to people in Hoang Mai town and Quynh Luu district to combat COVID-19.

A "Zero dong" stall opened by the Hau Giang provincial Military Command

* On July 30 and 31, the Military Command of Hau Giang province opened “Zero dong” stalls in Phung Hiep district’s Hoa My commune and Long My district’s Luong Nghia commune, offering 500 gifts, valued at VND 150 million, to local people. The gifts, each including rice, instant noodles, pork, vegetables, and fruits, are expected to help locals overcome COVID-19-caused difficulties.

* Leaders of the Thua Thien - Hue provincial Military Command checked infrastructure of several schools in Huong Thuy town, Phu Vang and Phu Loc districts to make thorough preparations for quarantine facilities to receive people returning from pandemic-hit localities.

* By 17:00 on July 31, Field Hospital for Infectious Diseases No.4 under the Ministry of National Defense in Khanh Hoa province received and treated more than 500 COVID-19 patients.

* On July 31 morning, Division 330 under Military Region 9 launched a bus of compassion carrying 577 gifts, including necessities, to support policy beneficiaries and needy families in several localities in Can Tho city, An Giang and Kien Giang provinces. The activity is expected to tighten the close ties between troops and people, especially in COVID-19 fight.

Translated by Chung Anh