MOFA ready to protect Vietnamese amid rising COVID-19 infection in South Korea

Update: 09:30 | 25/02/2020
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has taken a number of measures to protect the Vietnamese citizens in South Korea amidst the rising number of COVID-19 infection cases there.
TIN LIÊN QUAN
mofa ready to protect vietnamese amid rising covid 19 infection in south korea Vietnam ready to protect Vietnamese in RoK amid COVID-19 fears
mofa ready to protect vietnamese amid rising covid 19 infection in south korea Coronavirus: Health declaration compulsory for incoming travellers from South Korea
mofa ready to protect vietnamese amid rising covid 19 infection in south korea
Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at a local market in Daegu, South Korea on February 23. (Photo: AP)

The Vietnamese Embassy in Seoul reported that about 200,000 Vietnamese citizens are living, working, and studying in South Korea including 8,285 in Daegu city.

The MOFA tasked the Embassy to open a hotline, +82 106 315 6618, for the Vietnamese expats here to seek help.

The Embassy has already maintained close contacts with people living in communities hit by the COVID-19 epidemic to get regular updates about the situations there and offer timely support if necessary.

The management authority of the Vietnamese guest workers in the Eastern Asian country also set up a hotline number + 82 103 248 6886 to provide support for those in need.

The Vietnamese citizens who are living in affected areas were asked to seriously follow instructions made by the local authorities to keep them safe.

Earlier, on February 21, the MOFA Consular Department issued a statement asking Vietnamese citizens to avoid travelling to areas hit by or vulnerable to the COVID-19 epidemic in South Korea and regularly follow and comply with directions of competent agencies to prevent the disease.

mofa ready to protect vietnamese amid rising covid 19 infection in south korea Vietnam has not banned flights linking with RoK for COVID-19: Official

By now, the Ministry of Transport has not decided to suspend the air routes between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in face of ...

mofa ready to protect vietnamese amid rising covid 19 infection in south korea US speaks highly of VN’s capacity in controlling COVID-19 epidemic

The US officials spoke highly of Vietnam’s healthcare capacity in general and its efforts in containing the new coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in particular, according to ...

mofa ready to protect vietnamese amid rising covid 19 infection in south korea More than 700 people kept in quarantine in Cao Bang for fear of COVID-19

The border province of Cao Bang received 1,457 Vietnamese people returning from China from February 4-22, according to the local authorities.

(Source: VGP)