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COVID-19: Cambodian-Vietnamese families in Preah Sihanouk supported

The Consulate General of Vietnam in Cambodia’s Preah Sihanouk province on April 11 presented relief packages to 57 Cambodian-Vietnamese families affected by COVID-19 ahead of the Chol Chnam Thmey – Khmer New Year Festival.

The gifts were donated by the consulate general’s staff and the telecom firm Viettel Cambodia (Metfone) as well as Cambodian-Vietnamese businesspeople.

Consul General Vu Ngoc Ly shared the difficulties that the two countries' people are facing despite measures to actively support affected people.

He also expressed his deep sympathies with Cambodian-Vietnamese people who are encountering more hardships during the pandemic.

The offical advised them to not return home at this critical time but implement preventive measures of the host country’s health ministry.

Earlier, the consulate general donated 3,000 face masks to disadvantaged Cambodian-Vietnamese families in Preah Sihanouk, Kep, Kampot, Koh Kong, Takeo, and Kampong Speu provinces.

According to the local health ministry, as of 9:00 April 11, Cambodia reported 120 infection cases, including 75 recoveries. In Preah Sihanouk, 39 cases have been recorded so far./