SMS campaign launched to support COVID-19 prevention

March 20, 2020 | 10:26 am GMT+7

A text message campaign to call for public support for the country’s fight against the acute respiratory disease (COVID) caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was launched on March 19.


 The Ministry of Information and Communications, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee’s Standing Board, the Health Ministry, and the Vietnam Red Cross Society jointly launched the campaign with the aim of raising funds to support COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.

The campaign is taking place from March 19 to June 18, 2020.
Supporters can join the programme by texting “CV n” to 1407, of which “n” is the number of support. Each text message will contribute at least 20,000 VND (0.86 USD) to the fund.
All the money pooled by the programme will be used to buy medical equipment, necessities and support COVID-19 patients and those undergoing quarantine.
In his speech at the launching ceremony, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man appreciated relevant agencies for organizing the campaign, saying that it will significantly contribute to preventing the epidemic.
The Vietnam Fatherland Front had also launched a fund-raising programme on March 17, which has so far raised over 282 billion VND (over 12 million USD), he said.