COVID-19 outbreak: Hotlines for Vietnamese workers in South Korea
12:27 | 23/02/2020
VGP – Vietnamese migrant workers in South Korea can call Viet Nam's Labor Management Board's hotlines 010-3248-6886 and 010-4356-2505 for help amid rising COVID-19 infections in the Northeast Asian country.

There are more than 5,000 Vietnamese migrant workers in South Korea, including 1,000 in Daegu city and 3,000 Gyeongbuk province, according to the Labor Management Board.

On February 21, the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department said Vietnamese citizens should not travel to the COVID-19 affected areas announced by the competent authorities of South Korea.

They should regularly update and follow instructions provided by the host country’s authorities to keep them safe.

The Embassy of Viet Nam in Seoul also published a hotline +82 10 3622 6618 to provide necessary support and assistance for the Vietnamese community in the RoK.

The Vietnamese nationals in the RoK can also contact citizen protection switchboard: +84981848484 in Viet Nam.

South Korea reported its fourth death from the virus on Sunday and added 123 new cases to bring the total confirmed cases to 556, according to Yonhap./.

By Hoang Ha

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