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COVID-19: Nearly 1 million free meals offered to needy people nationwide

Close to 1 million free meals worth 15 billion VND (653,274 USD) have so far been offered to disadvantaged people who are affected by COVID-19 across 28 provinces and cities nationwide since April.

The meals were as part of a charity programme launched by the Vietnam Youth Federation (VYF) Central Committee.

In Hanoi, it is scheduled to run from July 24 to August 7, providing meals, each valued at about 25,000 VND, for poor people, freelancers, employees losing their jobs, patients and their families, among others. As of July 28, 1,140 meals had been distributed in the capital city.

Also on July 28, the VYF Central Committee and other organisers of the programme presented 470 food packages worth 82 million VND to patients who are receiving long-term treatment at the Hanoi kidney hospital. Each package consists of 10kg of rice and a box of instant noodles.

Nguyen Hai Minh, Vice President of the VYF Central Committee, said he hopes the programme will spread positive messages on concerted effort and sharing amid complicated developments of the pandemic./