Military forces have been on the ground assisting residents in Ho Chi Minh City with the process of buying essential items at supermarkets during the tighter social distancing period in the city to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Military forces begin the process of shopping for residents on August 24, one day after they receive orders from residential groups.
Many soldiers head to the supermarket in the early morning so they can buy essential food for residents in District 7.
Rice remains one of the most essential food ordered by local people.
Go! supermarket on Nguyen Thi Thap street welcomes soldiers as their special guests.
They try to complete every order as quickly as possible.
Meat and vegetables are also among the necessities.
Soldiers purchase essential food, including combos ranging between VND300,000 and VND600,000 in price.
It takes forces approximately 30 minutes to complete orders with the assistance of staff from the supermarket.
Military personnel check the list of goods before delivering them to residents.
Military forces will continue to assist locals to go to the market during the tighter social distancing period implemented in Ho Chi Minh City for the ongoing COVID-19 fight.
Soldiers must become shippers amid the southern city’s continued struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
A local in Tan Thuan Tay ward of District 7 says he feels safe to remain at home as part of fighting the pandemic, while being able to receive enthusiastic support from military forces.