COVID-19: Relief packs given to Cambodian-Vietnamese hinh anh 1Relief packs are given to disadvantaged Cambodian-Vietnamese people (Photo: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) -
The Khmer-Vietnam Association in Phnom Penh provided hundreds of relief packs on April 14 to Cambodian-Vietnamese and Khmer people affected by COVID-19.

The effort is part of the association’s emergency support programme and assistance received from the Vietnam Business Club in Cambodia (VBCC), the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia, and a number of agencies and benefactors at home.

Association Chairman Sim Chy said that after the local health ministry informed it of the COVID-19 situation in Cambodia, it asked Cambodian-Vietnamese people to proactively take preventive measures. No cases of infection have been reported in the community, he added.

The association is presenting 200 relief packs to the most disadvantaged on April 14 and 15, which include rice, face masks, hand sanitiser, and cash, to mark Chol Chnam Thmey - the Khmer new year.

Over the past month, the association, along with the Vietnamese General Consulates in Sihanoukville and Battambang, has carried out a range of support activities./.