The number has doubled the original estimate of 5,000 volunteers.

Volunteers wearing protective clothing 

Of the more than 10,000 registered volunteers, nearly 8,000 are from the healthcare sector. More than 60 percent of volunteers have participated in COVID-19 prevention and control activities held by local administrations, agencies or in other provinces and cities.

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union will coordinate with the Health Ministry to ensure that the volunteers will receive at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine and training in necessary health care knowledge and skills before they are sent to the pandemic hotbeds.

On September 10, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union coordinated with Hanoi Medical University to organize the first online training for volunteers on safety for medical workers in the COVID-19 fight.

The activities are part of the union's Central Committee's plan to send volunteers to help southern localities in COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.

Source: VNA