“Zero VND supermarket” provides great joy to needy

The Hanoi Labour Confederation launched a “zero VND supermarket on a bus” to support workers affected by COVID-19. A few days on, the buses have brought essential items to help more than 2,500 pandemic-hit workers under quarantine or facing difficult circumstances.

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Workers at SEI Electronic Components Vietnam LTD at the Thang Long Industrial Park in the capital are now under 21-day quarantine after a worker contracted COVID-19. The “zero VND supermarket on a bus” has gone a long way to easing the burden many face during these tough times.

Members of the labour confederation and furloughed workers will each receive a 8.75 USD gift of essential items. To put the support packages together, the city’s Labour Confederation worked closely with relevant organisations as well as businesses to help members of the confederation in a timely fashion.

The measure will be piloted for ten days, providing support to some 20,000 workers.

Meanwhile, the staff of Command of Military Region 9 organised a “zero VND” booth in Can Tho city from July 28 to 30, distributing 500 support packages worth 500,000 VND (21.80 USD) each to the disadvantaged in the city.

Such ‘Zero dong supermarkets and booths’ are expected to provide joy to pandemic-hit workers during the fourth wave of Covid-19 in Vietnam./.

VNA