|Vietnamese people in the Czech Republic present face masks to Svec Tibor, Governor of Vestec township (second from left) (Source: VNA)
Vietnamese Ambassador Le Linh Lan said that there are 340 students and around 300 postgraduates learning in universities and colleges across Switzerland. Meanwhile, the overseas Vietnamese
community living and working in the country number about 10,000 people.
The embassy quickly built response scenarios after the disease broke out, along with citizen
protection measures, focusing on updating the Vietnamese community on the disease situation, the host country’s prevention recommendations and the Vietnamese Government’s related policies and plans, Lan stated.
She advised Vietnamese citizens, especially students, to stay calm and strictly follow Switzerland’s disease prevention measures and recommendations.
The Vietnamese community in Switzerland, in turn, has stayed united and join hands in the battles against the pandemic of both Vietnam and Switzerland.
Meanwhile, Marcel Winder, Honorary President of the Czech Republic-Vietnam Friendship Association, recently thanked the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic for their contributions in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the first case was reported in the country on March 1, Vietnamese people have launched a campaign to sew face masks and raise funds to support local people, hospitals and authorised offices.
For example, the Vietnamese community in Cheb has donated 700,000 Koruna (US$27,680) to the city’s hospital and fire fighting force, while the community in Ustínad Labem has presented 300,000 Koruna to Masaryk Hospital to buy ventilators.