VN ready to coordinate with RoK in COVID-19 fight
07:09 | 29/02/2020
VGP - Viet Nam stands ready to share and continue to closely coordinate with the Republic of Korea (RoK) in the fight against COVID-19 epidemic, said Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang on February 28.

Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang

Concerning the decision to temporarily suspend the unilateral exemption of visa for the Korean citizens, Hang 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 epidemic 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 Viet Nam had informed the RoK side on this.

By Thuy Dung

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