The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on September 18 held a fare-well ceremony, the sixth of its kind, for religious dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers who are voluntarily joining front-liners in the fight against COVID-19 in the city.
This time, four Buddhist followers and 19 Catholic monks and nuns will support medical staff at Trung Vuong COVID-19 treatment hospital and a temporary COVID-19 treatment hospital in Tan Binh district.
Most Venerable Thich Nhat Tu, permanent deputy head of the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Ho Chi Minh City and head of the Buddhist volunteers coordinating group, said more eligible Buddhist volunteers will also join the effort in the near future,
Since July 22, 567 religious dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers have voluntarily served at intensive care hospitals No. 10, 12, 16, and other temporary COVID-19 treatment hospitals in the city.