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Vietnamese community in Czech Republic unites to overcome Covid-19 pandemic

Malie Nguyen Malie Nguyen

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April 17, 2021 | 16:09

The Executive Committee of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic on April 15 held an online meeting on the Covid-19 prevention and control in the community to share information as well as encourage and support people to surmount the epidemic.

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The meeting took place in the context of the complicated development of the third wave of Covid-19, according to the World & Vietnam Report.

The meeting saw the attendance of Vietnamese Ambassador to Czech Thai Xuan Dung and the Embassy’s functional officials, President of the Union of Vietnamese People Associations in Europe Hoang Dinh Thang, President of the Vietnamese Association in Czech Nguyen Duy Nhien, along with all members of the Executive Committee of the associations across the Czech Republic.

Vietnamese community in Czech Republic unites to overcome Covid-19 pandemic
The Executive Committee of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic on April 15 held an online meeting on the Covid-19 prevention and control in the community to share information as well as encourage and support people to surmount the epidemic. Photo: VOV

Leaders of the Union of Vietnamese People Associations in Europe, leaders of the Vietnamese Association in Czech, and representatives from chapters said the Covid-19 situation in Czech is still raging, greatly affecting the community.

However, Vietnamese people in the Czech have united and support each other to surmount the difficulties as well as join with the frontline forces in the host country to fight Covid-19.

According to the President of the Youth and Student Association in the Czech Republic Nguyen Dieu Linh, she along with translator Nguyen Quyet Tien and some Vietnamese youngsters established the “group against Covid-19 in Czech” which includes Vietnamese doctors, intellectuals, and interpreters proficient in Czech.

The group has supported and advised the community on experience on epidemic prevention and control as well as directly assisted Covid-19 patients in complying with the medical workers’ guidance.

Through the Facebook page, there were days that the group aided nearly 100 Covid-19 cases.

In addition, Vietnamese doctors in the group actively connect with their colleagues to share information, learn patients’ conditions to give appropriate treatment counseling, especially psychological reassurance for patients and their families.

In the time ahead, the group plans to support the community in Covid-19 vaccination.

Vietnamese community in Czech Republic unites to overcome Covid-19 pandemic

Leaders of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic presided over the meeting. Photo: Vietnamplus

Meanwhile, representatives from the Vietnamese people chapters in the cities of Karlovy Vary, Brno, Ostrava, Teplice, etc said that the leaders had always paid attention to Vietnamese ex-pats, at the same time mobilizing to donate free meals for frontline medical staff in the host country.

According to the abovementioned chapters, Vietnamese Covid-19 patients have received enthusiastic support from the Czech medical staff.

At the meeting, delegates also concurred that apart from epidemic prevention and control, it’s necessary to provide assistance to the overseas Vietnamese in Czech, especially disadvantaged ones post-Covid-19.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Czech Thai Xuan Dung praised the spirit of solidarity and mutual support of the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic.

Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung also conveyed the message to the community about the fairness and professionalism of the Czech government and medical staff, who are always enthusiastic and dedicated to treating Covid-19 patients, including Vietnamese.

Amidst the complicated development of the Covid-19 epidemic, the Ambassador required Vietnamese people in Czech to abide by pandemic prevention measures adopted by the host country, especially wearing face masks, avoid gathering in public places, and making health declarations.

In particular, he underscored the need to continue the spirit of solidarity and mutual support to overcome the difficulties caused by the epidemic.

Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung and Head of Consular Department Nguyen Tuan Anh also received enthusiastic comments from the delegates, and simultaneously answered questions related to the protection of citizens.

The Ambassador affirmed that the Vietnam Embassy in the Czech Republic always attaches great importance to the protection of citizens and makes efforts to perform this task well in order to actively support and contribute to building a Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic which is more united, increasingly integrate into the life in the host country and always turn their hearts to the homeland.

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Malie Nguyen