Embassy in Germany supports OVs amid COVID-19 fight

The Embassy of Vietnam in Germany has closely stayed in touch with and provided guidance on COVID-19 prevention for overseas Vietnamese (OVs) and students in the European nation.

Information and recommendations could be found on the website of the embassy and organisations of Vietnamese in the country.

Vietnamese citizens are advised to inform family doctors, contact the host nation’s hotlines for advice, and visit medical facilities for timely medical check-up and treatment if they show symptoms of COVID-19 or have contact with people from affected areas.

They are also recommended to contact the embassy’s citizen protection hotline 049-162 539 1500 in case of emergency.

Groups of Vietnamese students in Germany also frequently inform their members on the COVID-19 outbreak, particularly via the website sividuc.org. About 7,500 Vietnamese students are staying in the country.

Minister Counsellor at the Vietnamese Embassy Dang Chung Thuy said that no COVID-19 infection cases have to date reported among Vietnamese citizens in Germany.

The embassy has stayed vigilant in disease prevention and been ready for citizen protection measures in the face of the outbreak, he added.

It has been working with Vietnamese organisations and local agencies to carry out countermeasures and update the situation, and asking the German side to pay attention to and support Vietnamese in virus-hit areas, he added.

Source: Vietnam News Agency