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Vietnam vaccine fund secures Samsung and Toyota donations

Foreign companies heed call to donate as country struggles to contain outbreaks

With more than 6,000 Vietnamese falling ill in the new COVID-19 wave, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on June 5 launched a vaccine fund. (Source photos by Reuters and VGP)

HANOI -- Samsung Electronics and Toyota Motor are among Vietnam's leading international investors that have made contributions to a new COVID-19 vaccine fund launched by Hanoi, a key link in the global tech supply chain.

As the country fights a rise in coronavirus infections, multinational manufacturers from South Korea, Japan and Taiwan with operations in Vietnam are on the list of major foreign donors that have heeded a call from Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh for donations from foreign and domestic organizations and individuals.

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