FrieslandCampina’s Dutch Lady, Yomost and Frisco brands have donated 35,500 glasses of milk worth VND420 million (US$18,250) to the Hai Duong Children’s Hospital and quarantine centres in the province, the country’s COVID-19 epicentre.
Ta Thuy Ha, marketing director of FrieslandCampina Vietnam, said the gift would help improve frontline medical staff and quarantined people’s resistance against the virus.
The Viet Nam Women’s Union said people in quarantine, especially elderly people and children, are vulnerable both physically and mentally, and the gift would be meaningful for them.
The donation is part of the ‘Better Nutrition For The World, We Care We Share’ programme the company launched last year when the pandemic broke out in Viet Nam to express its gratitude to the community.
Earlier Dutch Lady and Yomost donated 42,000 glasses of milk worth VND320 million ($13,900) to frontline medical staff in the northern province of Quang Ninh, where too there is an outbreak.
Social distancing measures have been imposed since February 16, according to the Hai Duong Centre for Disease Control.
The province has recorded nearly 600 cases as of Saturday morning (Feb 20) since the outbreak began in late January, the centre said. — VNS