Memorial ceremony held for COVID-19 victims

Friday, 2021-11-19 22:03:49
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Delegates in Ho Chi Minh City commemorating the COVID-19 victims. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee in conjunction with the Party Committees of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and localities nationwide held a ceremony on November 19 night to commemorate those who lost their lives to COVID-19.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong also sent a wreath to the ceremony in memory of COVID-19 victims.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong sent a wreath to the ceremony. (Photo via NDO)

The event aims to express sympathy to bereaved families over their pain and loss, and remind people of their responsibility in the pandemic combat, organisers said.

At 8:30pm, the memorial ritual began. In Ho Chi Minh City, which was the epicenter of the fourth resurgence of COVID-19, pagodas and churches rang the bell, and candles were lit at public places to commemorate the victims.

The delegates in Hanoi commemorating the COVID-19 victims. (Photo: NDO)

According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam’s COVID-19 death toll exceeded 23,500 as of November 19, of which more than 17,200 were recorded in Ho Chi Minh City.