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Hanoi launches “zero-dong supermarket bus” to support pandemic-hit workers

by NDO26 July 2021 Last updated at 19:00 PM

The “zero-dong supermarket bus” model will be implemented over 10 days from July 26.
The “zero-dong supermarket bus” model will be implemented over 10 days from July 26.

VTV.vn - The Hanoi Labour Confederation on July 26 launched the "zero-dong supermarket bus" to support workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at industrial zones and hostels in the city.

A number of buses managed by the Hanoi Transport Corporation will transport necessities and essential goods to industrial parks and hostels in Hanoi to be provided to pandemic-hit workers.

The “zero-dong supermarket bus” model will be implemented over 10 days from July 26.

Workers eligible for the support are those who lost their jobs or have had their work suspended, particularly pregnant and female workers with children under six years old.

* Free meals have been delivered to the needy in Hanoi as part of a programme launched by the Vietnam Volunteer Centre under the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the Vietnam Youth Federation of Hanoi.

The programme aims to support people facing difficulties as strict social distancing measures are currently being applied in Hanoi.

According to the organising board, the programme will make about 1,000 meals each day with the careful implementation of food safety regulations. The meals will be delivered with the support of the Pickup Vietnam Club.

The Vietnam Youth Federation of Hanoi has called for the support of donors to the programme in any form, thus contributing to assisting people in Hanoi overcome the pandemic.

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