HANOI, June 14 (Bernama): Vietnam's national Covid-19 vaccine fund has received more than 4.85 trillion VND (US$211.35 million) worth of donations from 291, 818 organisations and individuals as of 5pm on June 13, to the fund's management board.
Finance Minister Ho Duc Phoc said that his ministry will publicise the amount of donations the fund receives every hour and every day along with the spending of money from the fund, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
The ministry, which is in charge of the vaccine fund, has established a management board at the State Treasury and opened bank accounts at the State Treasury and commercial banks to receive support from individuals and organisations inside and outside the country.
Vietnam needs 150 million doses of vaccines for about 75 per cent of its population this year, with total cost amounting to 25.2 trillion VND (US$1.097 billion).
Vietnam reported 297 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, including 293 locally transmitted and four imported, bringing the total tally to 10, 538.
The Ministry of Health said that among the community cases, 254 were reported in quarantine facilities or lockdown areas. In terms of localities, 129 were detected in the northern epidemic hotspot Bac Giang province, 95 in the southern Ho Chi Minh City, and 54 in the northern Bac Ninh province. - Bernama