Ambassador Tran Thanh Cong: Vietnamese in Egypt stay united amid COVID-19 pandemic

Update: 09:12 | 09/04/2020
The Vietnamese community in Egypt has shown strong unity and provided mutual support to overcome difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ambassador Tran Thanh Cong has said.
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A quiet street in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo: VNA)

According to the diplomat, no Vietnamese in Egypt have been infected with the COVID-19.

Amid the complicated and unpredictable developments of the disease in the host country, the embassy has actively given relevant recommendations and instructions to those Vietnamese living and working there.

It has also regularly disseminated medical regulations and guidelines of the host country to the community. A hotline was established to support Vietnamese citizens in case of need, Cong said.

For those still stuck in Egypt, the embassy has also regularly exchanged information and worked with local authorities to ensure visa extension for them while they wait for flights to return home.

The embassy has organized charitable activities to help the Vietnamese community in the country, he added.

So far, Egypt has reported 1,450 cases of COVID-19 infections, including 94 deaths.

For further assistance, citizens could contact the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt at 47 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt.

Tel: + 202-27364327.

Or call the citizen protection hotline of the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department at +84 981 84 84 84.

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(Source: VNA)