Mar 17, 2020 / 16:13

British ambassador thanks Vietnam for supporting British Covid-19 patients

The Hanoitimes - The British embassy in Vietnam has sent a thankyou message to all the doctors and nurses, and the government.

British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward has sent a message of thanks all the doctors and nurses and all of the government officials of the host country for supporting British visitors during this time.

British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward. Photo: fco.gov.uk

During the last couple of weeks, a number of Britons have been put under quarantine inVietnam, who, under the Vietnamese Covid-19 prevention policy, are tested for the coronavirus and receive free meals and accommodations at concentrated isolation centers. Ambassador Ward affirmed that stopping the spread coronavirus is the most important task in Vietnam at this time.

“We have heard from many visitors that they are also very grateful,” Ambassador Ward added. “I can assure you that we will continue to work closely with the Vietnamese government as we are all doing the best that we can to combat coronavirus and aid those in need during these exceptional times.”

The embassy also recommended all the British citizens in Vietnam to follow and keep themselves updated about Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice. “We are providing consular assistance to the British people affected. We advise all British nationals in Vietnam to follow our travel advice, which is kept under constant review,” Ambassador said.

Until now 45 new coronavirus cases are being treated at medical facilities across Vietnam. Of them, 13 are Britons who have arrived since March 6.