Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said about the case of Vietnamese people in Singapore during a regular press conference of the ministry held virtually on July 22.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.
The Embassy of Viet Nam in Singapore is staying in touch with the Vietnamese community in Singapore and guiding them to follow local regulations on pandemic prevention and carry out protective measures so as to protect themselves, their families and the community, spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang said.
Replying to a question about reports that there are COVID-19 cases among Vietnamese in Singapore, the spokesperson said relevant agencies in Singapore are investigating the source of COVID-19 infections amongst the Vietnamese community in the country.
She added that the Vietnamese Embassy has also been working closely with relevant agencies in Singapore to provide support for the citizens, handle residential procedures and arrange flights to bring those who are in extremely disadvantaged circumstances due to the pandemic back to Viet Nam.
Viet Nam has asked Singapore to pay attention to treatment for the infected, as well as ensure safety and medical care for Vietnamese who are living, studying and working in the country.
Representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore on July 19 held a meeting with the local press to update them on the situation of the Vietnamese community in Singapore amid the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the community's contributions to the socio-economic development of the country.
“We hope that the media at large and the Singaporean press, in particular, will publish objective articles which are based on verified mainstream news sources regarding the situation of the Vietnamese community in Singapore, so as to promote mutual understanding between people of the two countries and the Viet Nam-Singapore strategic partnership,” the spokesperson underlined.