Banking system supports Da Nang in coping with Covid-19

Saturday, 2020-08-01 11:10:48
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Da Nang needs many resources to buy bio-products for Covid-19 testing on a large scale.
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NDO – The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) on July 31 sent Official Letter No.5520/NHNN-VP to mobilise five banks to support the central city of Da Nang with biological products for COVID-19 testing.

The banks included: Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank); Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank); Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV); Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank); and Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MB).

The official letter noted that Vietnam has reported many Covid-19 cases in the community in recent days, mainly in Da Nang.

Therefore, the demand for Covid-19 diagnostic tests among the local residents and tourists staying there is very high.

In the spirit of joining hands to prevent and control the pandemic, the SBV mobilised the above banks to donate VND25 billion (VND5 billion each) for Da Nang to buy biological products for COVID-19 testing.

The banks will proactively contact the Da Nang City People’s Committee and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement and report their results to the SBV.

* Facing the situation of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Hai Phong City People’s Committee issued a document to ask the citizens not to go out if not necessary and wear face masks as well as to not allow a crowd of more than 30 people at public places.

The local people were also advised to restrict to discos, bars, karaoke venues, gyms and places with high risk of Covid-19 infection.