Support Vietnamese citizens affected by COVID-19 pandemic in Penang state, Malaysia

Update: 17:40 | 04/07/2021
The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia on July 3 handed over 100 gift packages donated by the PetroVietnam Technical Service Joint Stock Corporation (PTSC) to Vietnamese people in Penang state who are facing tough challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Đại diện Đại sứ quán Việt Nam tại Malaysia trao quà hỗ trợ bà con người Việt gặp khó khăn tại Penang. (Nguồn: TTXVN)
Vietnamese people in Penang state receive gift packages donated by the PTSC through Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia. (Photo: VNA)

Penang is located in the northwestern coast of Malaysia, about 350 km from Kuala Lumpur. It is one of the states hardest hit by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with over 35,000 COVID-19 infections were detected here. The state recorded hundreds of new cases every day in recent times.

Penang is also home to a large number of Vietnamese guest labourers working in the fields of textiles, construction and electronics, who are facing a lot of difficulties due to the lock-down order is being applied in the country to control the pandemic.

Vu Duc Minh, the 2nd Secretary in charge of the Vietnamese community in Malaysia, said this is just one of the embassy's activities to support Vietnamese citizens in the country.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia has been and will continue to accompany donors to share difficulties with Vietnamese people living and working in Malaysia, he said.

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(Source: VNA)