The sum consisted of over VND 778 billion in cash and medical equipment worth over VND 229 billion.

At a ceremony to receive donations for the fund in June 

To date, the committee has promptly distributed nearly VND 882 billion to frontline forces at hospitals, medical centers, quarantine sites, and border areas, as well as needy people affected by the pandemic.

There have also been 105 organizations, firms, and individuals in HCM City registered to donate more than VND 2.29 trillion for the municipal procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.

To Thi Bich Chau, Chairwoman of the committee, acknowledged and appreciated the support and vowed to use the donated money and medical supplies in a right and transparent way.

Vietnam logged 3,098 new COVID-19 cases on July 18 morning, including 2,472 newly detected cases and 626 cases additionally registered to the Ministry of Health data system by Ho Chi Minh City.

According to the ministry, the newly detected infections included 2,454 locally infected cases, of which 1,756 were recorded in Ho Chi Minh City.

Source: VNA