According to the Prime Minister’s newly-issued Decision No 314/QD-TTg on the matter, the money will be sourced from the central budget reserve for 2021.

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It will be channelled to the Ministry of Health for the further purchase of related materials, chemicals, bio-products, and medical equipment, in line with options approved by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control last year.

The ministry is in charge of managing and using the fund in a legal, efficient, and transparent manner.

Source: VNA