Vietnam, Thailand enhance collaboration in health amidst COVID-19

Tuesday, 2021-09-28 10:19:54
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Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister of Thailand Anutin Charnvirakul (R) and Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Phan Chi Thanh (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister of Thailand Anutin Charnvirakul spoke highly of the close cooperation with Vietnam, especially in health, during his meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador Phan Chi Thanh on September 27.

He told the guest that Thailand has achieved initial success in curbing the pandemic, reflected through decreases in the numbers of infections, patients in critical conditions, and fatalities.

He suggested the two countries continue sharing experience in pandemic prevention and control, and providing each other with medical equipment and supplies.

The Thai Government will expand vaccinations against COVID-19 for foreigners living and working in the country, including those from Vietnam, and at the same time create favourable conditions for AstraZeneca whose factory is located in the country to maximise capacity and hand over vaccine to other countries, including Vietnam.

Ambassador Thanh affirmed the embassy is actively working with the two countries’ authorised agencies to discuss measures to loosen social distancing safely.

He thanked the Thai Government for supporting Vietnam in the fight against the pandemic, vaccinating Vietnamese diplomats and citizens, and creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese citizens stranded in the country to extend visas.

He proposed the two Health Ministries maintain cooperation, exchange the recognition of “vaccine passports”, agree on entry-exit regulations and quarantine period for citizens who get full two shots of vaccine, and soon set up travel corridors between major cities and tourist attractions to boost economic recovery.