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Ministry asks for effective treatment of Vietnamese with COVID-19 in RoK

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has liaised with relevant agencies of the Republic of Korea (RoK) and asked for effective treatment of a Vietnamese citizen contracting COVID-19 in Daegu city.

Providing information about the Vietnamese patient, Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang said on February 29 that the ministry and the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK have liaised with relevant agencies of the RoK and the RoK Embassy in Hanoi to ask for coordination, information sharing and effective treatment of the patient in Daegu city, one of the two epicenters of the COVID-19 outbreak in the RoK, in accordance with the consensus between the two countries’ leaders.

The RoK side informed this case to the Health Ministry of Vietnam in line with the International Health Regulations and affirmed that they will ensure health care for this patient, she noted.

Earlier, the RoK government said it will offer free treatment to Vietnamese nationals living in the country if they contract COVID-19.

Also on February 29, two Korean nationals and their Vietnamese interpreter quarantined in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum were tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

However, according to regulations, they will stay at the province’s concentrated quarantine facility for 14 days, starting from February 23, since the three had epidemiologic factors related to the acute respiratory disease.

All of them are in stable health condition and haven’t shown any symptoms of COVID-19.