Ho Chi Minh City works on COVID-19 vaccination plan for foreigners

Wednesday, 2021-07-21 07:27:24
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A diplomatic representative staff in Vietnam vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hanoi late June 2021. (Photo: Ministry of Health)
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NDO/VNA – Ho Chi Minh City is working on a COVID-19 vaccination plan for consular officers and foreigners in the city.

Tran Phuoc Anh, Acting Director of the municipal Department of Foreign Affairs, said that members of the foreign community and overseas Vietnamese were concerned about the outbreak and had shown their readiness to assist the city.

The city, for example, has received support from the Consulates General of Japan, Thailand and Cambodia in Ho Chi Minh City and the Korean and Indian Enterprise Associations.

On July 19, the city received one million medical masks, 100,000 N95 masks, 100 ventilators, and US$200,000 in cash from the Royal Government of Cambodia.

The city has also been closely working with agencies to accelerate provision of the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for consular officers and to help people who need to return to their countries.