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OVs in Poland present second batch of relief aid to Vinh Phuc province

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17:16 | 19/02/2020

The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs joined hands with the Vietnamese Association in Poland to present a second batch of relief aid for the northern province of Vinh Phuc on February 18, amid the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that killed more than 2,000 in China.

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At the ceremony to present the relief goods to Vinh Phuc province (Photo: Tapchiquehuong))

To date, 11 out of the 16 infection cases of Vietnam have been confirmed in the province.

The relief suppiles included 12,000 face masks, antiseptics and supplements.

Speak at a ceremony to hand over the relief, Vice President of the Vietnamese Association in Poland Nguyen Viet Trieu said overseas Vietnamese in Poland as well as other European nations have launched fundraising campaigns and sent necessities to support people at home.

Deputy Director of Vinh Phuc Department of Foreign Affairs, Nguyen Thi Sam thanked OVs in Poland for the aid, adding that local authorities have taken necessary measures in a bid to prevent and control the disease.

The first batch of relief for Vinh Phuc, including 16,000 face masks, had been arrived in the province’s Vinh Yen city on February 14.

So far, Vietnam has confirmed 16 cases of COVID-19 and not recorded any new patients since February 13. Among them, 11 have been discharged from hospital.

The death toll from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped past 2,000 on February 19 after 136 more people died, according to the National Health Commission.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China to 74,185./.

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