1,000 Hanoi military doctors join COVID-19 frontline forces in HCM City

VOV.VN - As many as 1,000 doctors, lecturers and students of the Military Medical Academy in Hanoi will fly to Ho Chi Minh City, the epicenter of the country’s latest coronavirus outbreak, to help with the ongoing COVID-19 fight.

These military members have been dispatched to the HCM City coronavirus hotspot to help establish field hospitals there, a representative of the Department of Transport under the General Department of Logistics told zingnews.vn on August 20.

The Department of Transport has requested the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam and VietJet Air to facilitate the issuance of flight permits and conduct these flights from now till August 23.

It is expected that the first flight will depart on August 21 and the remaining flights on August 23.

Earlier on August 19, the Logistics Department of Military Zone No. 7 requested the military commands of several southern and central localities to deploy their forces to HCM City to assist with the fight.

HCM City, the busiest and most populous locality in Vietnam is currently the country’s largest coronavirus hotspot. It has recorded more than 160,000 infections since the resurgence of the virus less than three months ago.

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