Co-organised by the Ho Chi Minh City General Publishing House, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) of Phu Nhuan district and the Voiz FM app, the programme is part of a campaign launched by the municipal HCYU, the Vietnam Youth Federation and the Vietnamese Students’ Association of the city to expand areas free from COVID-19.

In Phu Nhuan district, the organising board will hand over 500 books to residents in locked down areas.

In concentrated quarantine facilities, residents could register for free e-book reading for three months and listen to 2,000 audio books during 30 days.

Up to 1,000 free vouchers for film watching on Galaxy Play app will also be given.

Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Ho Chi Minh City General Publishing House Dinh Thi Thanh Thuy said the programme is expected to spread reading culture in the community. Following Phu Nhuan district, it will come to District 5.