The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has liaised withrelevant agencies of the Republic of Korea (RoK) and asked foreffective treatment of a Vietnamese citizen contracting COVID-19 in Daegu city.
Military vehicles of the RoK fumigate a road in Daegu city, about 300km southeast of
Seoul, on February 29 - Photo: AFP/VNA
Providing information about the Vietnamese patient,Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang said on February 29 thatthe ministry and the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK have liaised with relevantagencies of the RoK and the RoK Embassy in Hanoi to ask for coordination, informationsharing and effective treatment of the patient in Daegu city, one of the twoepicenters of the COVID-19 outbreak in the RoK, in accordance with theconsensus between the two countries’ leaders.
The RoK side informed this case to the Health Ministry ofVietnam in line with the International Health Regulations and affirmed thatthey will ensure health care for this patient, she noted.
Earlier, the RoK government said it will offer free treatmentto Vietnamese nationals living in the country if they contract COVID-19.
Also on February 29, two Korean nationals and theirVietnamese interpreter quarantined in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tumwere tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
However, according to regulations, they will stay at theprovince’s concentrated quarantine facility for 14 days, starting from February23, since the three had epidemiologic factors related to the acute respiratorydisease.
All of them are in stable health condition and haven’t shownany symptoms of COVID-19.