Vietnam provides 25,000 masks to expats in RoK hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Seoul (VNA) - The Vietnamese Government presented 25,000 medical masks to Vietnamese expatriates in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on June 1, to help the fight against COVID-19.

At the handover ceremony at the Embassy of Vietnam in Seoul, Ambassador Nguyen Vu Tu presented the masks to representatives from the associations of overseas Vietnamese and Vietnamese students in the country.

The gift demonstrates the material and spiritual assistance the Government provides to the community, he said.

The RoK Government began its “no mask, no ride” policy on buses and taxis on May 26, in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus on public transport.

Subway passengers, meanwhile, are strongly advised to wear face masks while travelling. All passengers on domestic and international flights have been required to wear masks, starting from May 27.

Such measures were applied after nine bus and 12 taxi drivers tested positive for COVID-19 on May 24./.