Hanoi donates rice to HCMC and Binh Duong province (Photo: VNA)

The amount of rice is expected to share difficulties with the Party Committes, administrations and people of HCMC and Binh Duong province which are the current largest COVID-19 hotspots of the country.

The activity aims to respond to the call of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to assist HCMC and southern provinces in both human resources and materials.

Previously, the capital city presented a PRC testing system to HCMC, and donated 54 billion VND to 18 southern cities and provinces, including Tien Giang, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Can Tho, Dong Nai, Tra Vinh, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Tay Ninh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, An Giang, Hau Giang, Ben Tre, Dong Thap, Vinh Long and Long An, with each 3 billion VND.

The city also sent medical staff to Bac Giang and Bac Ninh provinces to collect samples and conduct tens of thousands of tests there./.