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Vietnam Red Cross: COVID-19 Response Weekly update #3 (22 April 2020)

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268 cases

0 deaths

261 recovered

At the COVID-19 National Steering Committee meeting on April 22 chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam: Vietnam is now well controlling the pandemic because we have correct leadership, correct and effective implementation. Especially we propagandize and mobilize the engagement of the society, the whole system to prevent and control the pandemic.

The Steering Committee agreed on the new classification of 3 risk groups: Hanoi is named in the high-risk group; Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Ninh Province and Ha Giang Province are medium-risk localities; the low-risk group includes the remained 59 localities.

WEEK HIGHLIGHTS

VNRC at National Headquarter:

  • Collected information on COVID-19 pandemic prevention activities in the Red Cross branches and posted on the National INHANDAO platform website.

  • Developed a project proposal on Communication to raise awareness about pandemic prevention and livelihood and basic needs support for affected people from the Emergency Appeal of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

  • In the collaboration with Facebook, VietNam Red Cross and more than 60 Vietnamese artists/celebrities such as Quyen Linh, Sam,... and various partners and local enterprises have launched the livestream of #SocialForGoodVNJoin hands to push back COVID-19. All the donation will be sent through VNRC for supporting the healthcare workers, infected and suspected people those are quarantined for disease prevention and control.

  • Providing supports, guidance and implementing rice and food distribution points for people those have lost incomes, in difficult situations and frontlines who participating in pandemic prevention and control.

  • Collecting information, updating the pandemic situation in localities and providing supports for the Red Cross Chapters in the coming time.

City/Provincial Red Cross chapters:

31,000 medical disposal marks distributed

28,000 soap, handwashs, sanitizers.

150 dissemination points and events

6,500 people attended

1,000 flyers distributed.