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Government to cover COVID-19 testing and treatment expenses for State officials on overseas missions

Update: June, 25/2020 - 15:03

 

Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Trần Ngọc An bids farewell to Vietnamese citizens who are about to board a flight back to Việt Nam in early June. — VNA/VNS Photo Đình Thư 

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese State officials on overseas mission and their relatives will have their COVID-19 testing and treatment expenses covered by the Government, according to a newly-issued resolution.

Those qualified for the assistance include officials, civil servants, public employees and labourers receiving wages from the State budget and officers working in armed forces who are mobilised to work overseas at Vietnamese representative agencies.

Their wives or husbands and children under 19 years old living overseas with the officials will also have the expenses covered.

The State budget will cover COVID-19 testing and treatment expenses which are not included in the contracts offered by the insurance company.

According to the resolution, the evolving COVID-19 pandemic has continued to expand in many countries in which Vietnamese representative agencies are located. Vietnamese officials working at those agencies are put at high risk of infection while performing the citizen protection tasks in the pandemic hot spots.

The COVID-19 testing and treatment expenses at some places are higher than health insurance coverage and exceed the coverage capacity of the Vietnamese representative agencies. Therefore the Government decided to cover the expenses. — VNS

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