Sports people say ‘Thank you’ to medical staff in COVID-19 battle

18:29 | 07/04/2020
Many athletes, coaches and people involved in sport have joined the ‘Thank you’ charity drive to support medical staff who are fighting the COVID-19 outbreak.
sports people say thank you to medical staff in covid 19 battle
Vietnamese sportspeople join hands in supporting medical staff in COVID-19 fight/ Photo webthethao.vn

Launched on April 2 by webthethao.vn, a sports website, 'Thank you' is appealing to people all over the nation to donate anything they can to help doctors, nurses and others who are on the front line of this battle.

‘Thank you’ has attracted famous footballers such as national team members Tran Dinh Trong, Bui Tien Dung and Nguyen Hoang Duc from the men's team and Hoang Thi Loan, Pham Hai Yen and Chuong Thi Kieu from the women's squad.

Other athletes include SEA Games champions Nguyen Thi Oanh and Quach Thi Lan and silver medal winner Quach Cong Lich.

Swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang, boxer Truong Dinh Hoang, football coach Phan Thanh Hung, and Doctor Phan Van Minh of the national team have also signed up.

“Being a doctor, I really understand what our doctors are doing. They love their jobs, they love us, they are fighting for us. Thank you so much, my colleagues,” said Minh.

Former Sai Gon FC coach Nguyen Thanh Cong said from the bottom of his heart he wanted to say thank you to the white-coat heroes. He said he hoped they believed in what they were doing and continue fighting the pandemic.

“We are teammates, thank you (for what you have done),” former national midfielder Pham Thanh Luong of Ha Noi FC told medical staff.

To take part in the effort, there are three options.

1/ Spread the messages #Thankyou or #Xincamon throughout the community

2/ Donate cash

3/ Donate essential goods

Webthethao.vn has made the minimum donation VND100,000 (US$4.2). The Viet Nam Professional Football Company, Satori Water and Van Xuan Water, and Bao Ngoc Joint Stock Company are also supporting the effort.

Donated items will be given to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Ha Noi.

Information can be found on facebook.com/Webthethao/ or call hotline 0912.075.444 for details.

VNA

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