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Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang (Photo: VNA)
Concerning the decision to suspend the unilateral exemption of visa for the RoK citizens, the official said the Northeast Asian country on February 23 raised its alert to the highest level in face of the complicated development of the COVID-19 acute respiratory disease in its Daegu city and Gyeongsangbuk province, and in that context, the Vietnamese government has decided on the move, effective from 0:00 am on February 29.
This is a temporary measure aimed at fighting the disease, preventing its outbreak and spread in the community, thus ensuring the safety and health for the peoples of the two countries, Hang stressed, adding Vietnam has notified the RoK side on this./.