COVID-19: Vietnamese in Czech Republic present medical gear to local people hinh anh 1At the handover ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Prague (VNA)
- Overseas Vietnamese in the Czech Republic handed over medical supplies to two nursing homes in Prague’s Districts 5 and 8 on April 15 to help them fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The gifts are part of 90,000 medical masks overseas Vietnamese in the country and the Prague-based Saparia JSC have presented to the Czech Government to support the prevention and control of COVID-19.

Addressing the handover ceremony, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Petříček expressed his thanks to the Vietnamese community for their support amid the spread of COVID-19.

He highly regards the close cooperation from the Vietnamese Government in the fight against the virus, highlighting the efforts of relevant Vietnamese agencies in arranging a recent flight taking Czech and EU citizens home from Vietnam.

He also expressed his thanks to Vietnam for caring for Czech citizens infected with COVID-19 while in Vietnam.

Czech Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Maláčová expressed her thanks for the gifts, saying they will be handed over to social institutions in urgent need.

According to Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan, overseas Vietnamese in the country have actively joined hands with the local government and people in the prevention and control of COVID-19 and donated masks, food, and cash.

A Bamboo Airways flight ferried over 280 Czech and European citizens from Hanoi to Prague on March 25. The flight also carried medical gear presented by the Vietnamese Government to the Czech Republic./.