Vietnamese companies have donated large amounts to Coronavirus relief efforts, exceeding 125 billion VND (5.27 million USD) in a single day (March 24). VinGroup, Toyota Vietnam, Vietnam Social Security, and Hung Tuy furniture were among the largest donors.
An online art auction from March 23 to 23 was organized to raise funds for the fight against the pandemic. It featured 100 paintings by 60 Vietnamese and Singaporean artists, and half of the proceeds went to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, which is handling relief efforts.
HCMC Real Estate company Khang Dien alone has contributed 20 billion to fundraising to control the virus.
In addition to large companies, popular Vietnamese singers including Ha Anh Tuan, Chi Pu, and Min have spent tens of thousands from their personal savings on supplies to fight the outbreak.
A Hanoi pizza restaurant installed a disinfection chamber for customers, but is now allowing passers-by to use it for free.
Beervana, a supplier of imported craft beer for bars and restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, has launched a delivery service which helps support venues which have been closed due to the virus. The bar posts a discount code, the buyer inputs it in the Beervana site during their purchase, and the bar gets a cut of profits while the buyer gets 10% off.
On February 10, early in the crisis, Lifebuoy, a Vietnamese hand soap company, set up public handwashing stations in 3 cities.
On February 15, Honda Vietnam called on their Honda Winner Clubs across the country to travel to schools and industrial parks outside major cities carrying 200,000 face masks to students and workers.
Coca-Cola Vietnam is suspending all advertising and donating its full advertising budget to the Vietnam Red Cross.