Embassy helps Vietnamese in Germany overcome COVID-19 hinh anh 1People in Berlin wear face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Photo: AFP)

Berlin (VNA)
- The Vietnamese Embassy in Germany will assist the nearly 180,000 Vietnamese people living, working, and studying in the country in overcoming difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ambassador Nguyen Minh Vu said on April 7.

Ambassador Vu called on the Vietnamese community to continue following regulations and warnings from the German Government and strengthen solidarity to overcome the crisis.

He reminded people that those exhibiting symptoms like high fever or shortness of breath should promptly visit a hospital for treatment.

He hopes that associations and businesses will continue to publicise the regulations the German Government has introduced.

The embassy had prepared a series of events to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Germany, he explained, but the pandemic has forced the cancellation of all large gatherings.

The embassy has regularly updated information from the German and Vietnamese Governments, especially regarding entry-exit regulations, on the websites of the embassy and the Consulate General. 

Since Germany and the EU are tightening border controls and many airlines have cancelled flights, the embassy has supported Vietnamese citizens seeking to return home. No Vietnamese citizens have been stranded at German airports, he added./.