Memorial ceremony held for COVID-19 victims

13:29 20/11/2021

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee in conjunction with the Party Committees of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and localities nationwide held a ceremony on November 19 night to commemorate those who lost their lives to COVID-19.

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee in conjunction with the Party Committees of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and localities nationwide held a ceremony on November 19 night to commemorate those who lost their lives to COVID-19.

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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong asent a wreath to the ceremony in memory of COVID-19 victims.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong also sent a wreath to the ceremony in memory of COVID-19 victims.

The event aims to express sympathy to bereaved families over their pain and loss, and remind people of their responsibility in the pandemic combat.

At 8:30pm, the memorial ritual began.

In HCM City, which was the epicenter of the fourth resurgence of COVID-19, pagodas and churches rang the bell, and candles were lit at public places to commemorate the victims.

About 300 Party, State officials and people representing various organisations attend the ceremony in Hanoi's Thong Nhat Park.

According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam’s COVID-19 death toll exceeded 23,500 as of November 19, of which more than 17,200 were recorded in HCM City.

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The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee in collaboration with the administrations of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi hosted a ceremony to commemorate officials, soldiers, doctors and people who have died in the battle against COVID-19.
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About 300 Party, State officials and people representing various organisations attend the ceremony in Hanoi.
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They observe a minute of silence in tribute to those who have died in the COVID-19 battle.
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They later release flower lanterns into the Thien Quang lake – a Buddhist ritual to pray for peace and the salvation of the deceased’s soul.

 

By TM