Pernod Ricard contributes to fight against COVID-19 pandemic

09:30 | 25/04/2020
Pernod Ricard has handed over thousands of N-95 masks and protective suits worth more than $55,000 to local health facilities, contributing to Vietnam’s campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic.
pernod ricard contributes to fight against covid 19 pandemic
Pernod Ricard handing over 10,000 medical face masks to Hanoi Department of Health

Responding to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's call to join the government to fight against COVID-19, Pernod Ricard Vietnam has implemented numerous solutions.

Realising that the supply of medical face masks is limited and that doctors, nurses, and health staff have to use cloth masks, Pernod Ricard Vietnam has decided to provide 10,000 N-95 masks to Hanoi Department of Health worth VND600 million ($26,100). These masks will be sent to Hanoi Centre for Disease Control to then be delivered to doctors and health staff in Hanoi, who directly interact with high-risk cases.

Known for its key principle and direction of unlocking and supporting opportunities for developing sustainable and responsible community initiatives, led by the Blue Venture Award (organised by Pernod Ricard Vietnam in partnership with TVHub), together with Dan Tri Newspaper, The Thousand Shields of Love campaign was officially launched.

The campaign calls for donations from the community, to come together and donate 20,000 medical protection outfit and N95 face masks for healthcare professionals, police and armed forces, as well as volunteers. The campaign will provide a form of support to protect all those who are protecting us in this pandemic.

pernod ricard contributes to fight against covid 19 pandemic
The Thousand Shields of Love campaign

Via public announcements communicated online (#Fanpage Blue Venture Award; #Fanpage Shark Tank Vietnam; #Shark Tank Community Group) and involvements from Blue Venture Award’s judging panel, Sharks and business communities, the Blue Venture Award has received positive participation and positive contributions to spread the message from Shark Pham Thanh Hung, Mai Phuong Thuy, businesswoman Nguyen Phi Van, as well as individuals and entrepreneurs. Leading the campaign, Pernod Ricard Vietnam will donate 4,000 protective suits and N95 face masks (equivalent to $21,700).

In the morning of April 4, 2020, MUSVN was present at the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front to award VND168 million ($7,300) in support of the COVID-19 pandemic prevention fund, donated by Pernod Ricard – the global partner of Manchester United FC. Launching the movement to respond to the Prime Minister's call for all to fight against COVID-19 like it was an enemy, MUSVN and Pernod Ricard Vietnam have received great attention and support from all Manchester United FC fans a month ago.

With $3,700 raised from a Manchester United F.C Jersey Auction and VND42 million ($1,830) by cash, MUSVN has given 1,550 COVID-19 prevention gear (including masks and suits) and 40 body temperature meters to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City and the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (in Hanoi). After the auction, Pernod Ricard Vietnam continues to support MUSVN by donating $3,700 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic through the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front.

pernod ricard contributes to fight against covid 19 pandemic
Through MUSVN, Pernod Ricard donated VND168 million ($7,300) to the Vietnamese Fatherland Front

Patrick Castanier, managing director of the company, expressed: “While other industries are working from home to prevent the spread of the virus, the frontline warriors had to leave their loved ones and continue to face the risks every day in order to save the lives of infected patients. This is a time to come together as a united community, to show our support, encouragement, and do our part to protect those who are protecting us from this pandemic. We must act swiftly so that our warriors at the frontline can continue to protect Vietnam with confidence and courage.”

 

By Nguyen Huong

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