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Vietnam: FPT donates 2,000 quarantine rooms and cash to fight Covid-19

Hanoi-based FTP, Vietnam’s largest tech firm, announced yesterday it has dedicated its 2,000-room university dormitory as a quarantine site and $850,000 in medical supplies to support the government’s fight against coronavirus.

The dormitory is part of FPT University campus, located in a 300,000-square meter hi-tech park 40 minutes drive from the centre of Hanoi. It is a four-building with facilities available to accommodate thousands of students.

Over the weekend, hundreds of FPT employees and students gathered to vacate the rooms and help set up the facility. The company also donated supplies such as ventilators, disinfection chambers, and medical protective equipment. The dorm-turned-quarantine site is now active until the pandemic is over.

FPT chairman Truong Gia Binh said: “People are our most valuable assets, and we are doing our best to help the government fight against Covid-19. FPT wishes to contribute to the protection of front line doctors, healthcare staff and the community, preventing the spread of the pandemic as well as easing pressures on the government and local authorities. We hope to see more hands join the battle so we could get through this challenging time together.

Last month, FPT helped Vietnam’s Ministry of Health to launch a 24/7 virtual chatbot that could handle 5,000 inquiries on Covid-19 every day. The company has also granted free access to its AI-powered online learning platform VioEdu, where local students of all levels could educate themselves during the school closures.

Today, Vietnam confirmed 118 positive cases of Covid-19, with no deaths. The country is gearing up to expand centralised quarantine sites nationwide to welcome citizens returning home from virus-hit countries. The World Health Organization has praised the country for an effective operating response system and ability to address urgent public health issues.

Posted on: 23/03/2020 UTC+08:00


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