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COVID-19 fight: Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs thanks Vietnamese community

08:31 | 17/04/2020

Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Petříček expressed his thanks to Vietnamese community for their support amid the spread of COVID-19 in the East European country, VNA reported on April 16.

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At the ceremony. Photo: Dieu Linh

The remark comes after Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic handed over medical supplies to two nursing homes in Prague’s Districts 5 and 8.

A hand-over ceremony was held on April 15, with the participation of Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Petříček, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Maláčová, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan and representatives of Vietnamese community.

The gifts are part of 90,000 medical masks overseas Vietnamese in the country and the Prague-based Saparia JSC have presented to the Czech Government to support the prevention and control of COVID-19.

Addressing the handover ceremony, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Petříček expressed his thanks to the Vietnamese community for their support amid the spread of COVID-19.

He highly appreciated the close cooperation from the Vietnamese Government in the fight against the virus, highlighting the efforts of relevant Vietnamese agencies in arranging a recent flight taking Czech and EU citizens home from Vietnam.

He also expressed his thanks to Vietnam for caring for Czech citizens infected with COVID-19 while in Vietnam.

Czech Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Maláčová also expressed her thanks for the gifts, saying they will be handed over to social institutions in urgent need.

According to Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan, overseas Vietnamese in the country have actively joined hands with the local government and people in the prevention and control of COVID-19 and donated masks, food, and cash.

A Bamboo Airways flight ferried over 280 Czech and European citizens from Hanoi to Prague on March 25. The flight also carried medical gear presented by the Vietnamese Government to the Czech Republic.

Vietnamese community again donated protective health supplies, such as socks, masks alongside cash donation for Thomayerova hospital in Krč, Prague’s District 4 on April 16.

covid 19 fight czech minister of foreign affairs thanks vietnamese community
Vietnamese community again donated protective health supplies, such as socks, masks alongside cash donation for Thomayerova hospital on April 16.

Europe is in eye of the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of cases reported in Europe has nearly doubled to close to 1 million, the World Health Organization's regional director said on April 16. More than 84,000 people in Europe have died in the epidemic.

On April 15, the Czech Republic reported 6,216 confirmed cases of COVID-19./.

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