Vinamilk donates to coronavirus fight

By Jim Cornall

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Vinamilk delivered milk products to frontline doctors in Ho Chi Minh City
Vinamilk delivered milk products to frontline doctors in Ho Chi Minh City

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Vietnam's largest dairy producer, Vinamilk, has donated 10bn VND (around $430,000) to authorities for the purchase of medical equipment, including test reagents needed for quick coronavirus testing.

At the same time, Vinamilk donated another $43,000 worth of products including milk and probiotics drink to frontline doctors and health workers in Ho Chi Minh City.

Moved by the tireless "national effort" of government and health workers in the COVID fight, with these actions, "Vinamilk hopes this fight against the epidemic will receive more contribution and support from all the business sectors and community,” said Mai Kieu Lien, Vinamilk 's CEO.

Amongst Vinamilk employees, it is known that they have voluntarily contributed their one-day salary for other activities to fight the disease.

Furthermore, a program called "Millions of footsteps push the COVID away" has been organized to encourage Vinamilk employees to "sit less, walk more" for a week in order to enhance their health condition.

With every footstep, the company will donate 100VND to the program for the purpose of providing unprivileged children with face masks, hand sanitizer, food and other essential items. The program target is five million footsteps, which will be equal to 500m VND ($21,000).

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