(Combating New Crown Pneumonia) Chinese Ambassador to the Netherlands Xu Hong: Protecting Overseas Chinese and International Students Is the Top Priority of the Embassy

China News Agency, Beijing, April 1st: China's Ambassador to the Netherlands Xu Hong: Protecting overseas Chinese and foreign students is the top priority of the embassy

Author Wu Kan

In recent days, the outbreak of new crown pneumonia in the Netherlands has continued to develop, and the government's prevention and control measures have been continuously upgraded. Chinese Ambassador to the Netherlands Xu Hong said in an exclusive interview with a reporter from China News Agency that during the epidemic, protecting the overseas Chinese and overseas students in the Netherlands is the top priority of the embassy.

"There are about 170,000 overseas Chinese in the Netherlands, including nearly 10,000 Chinese students. At present, only one foreign student has been diagnosed." Xu Hong said that the embassy had contacted the foreign student for the first time and tracked his physical condition every day. Now He has clearly improved.

Xu Hong said that the period of anxiety of Dutch overseas Chinese and foreign students has passed, and now their mentality is relatively peaceful. Most people stay in the local area and do not choose to return to China. This is also based on everyone's understanding of Dutch medical conditions and epidemic prevention levels. trust.

"It is just that the parents of some foreign students are very anxious. We can understand the parents' mood, but we must believe that as long as they are well protected in the Netherlands, they do not have to return to China." Xu Hong said that for primary students, the embassy has arranged a special person to conduct Follow-up assistance, please rest assured.

Xu Hong told reporters that the ambassador maintains close communication with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, and various medical departments to ensure the smooth flow of relevant information. "The Netherlands has also clearly promised that overseas Chinese and international students in the Netherlands can receive medical services. The same protection as Dutch citizens. "

In response to the shortage of anti-epidemic materials such as masks, disinfection water, etc. faced by overseas Chinese and foreign students, the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands purchased some materials, and also mobilized a batch of Chinese-funded institutions to distribute them to everyone. "International students are located in different cities. It is very risky to receive goods by public transportation. The embassy staff drove the 'health bag' to them. We are also talking with relevant departments about the suspension of scholarships and visa expirations reported by some international students. Communicate. "

At the same time, the embassy has also built a mutual help platform for everyone. Xu Hong introduced, "In the Netherlands, there are those who do catering, open supermarkets, and also engage in medical work ... We integrate people from all walks of life. Once someone encounters difficulties, we can help each other; international students from different provinces also The fragmentation set up a mutual help group to facilitate the tracking of each student's situation and provide personalized services. "

"During this transnational war epidemic, Dutch overseas Chinese and foreign students can also be said to be" full of the audience. "Xu Hong said that when the domestic epidemic was severe in China, everyone raised funds to buy materials and send them to the country. An old overseas Chinese After purchasing 500,000 sets of protective clothing, the two chartered planes were only transported away. The international students themselves did not have much money, but they also collected more than 20,000 euros to buy supplies to support the country.

Later, the epidemic in the Netherlands developed, and everyone changed the "battlefield." Various overseas Chinese groups actively collected anti-epidemic materials and shipped them to the Netherlands. In addition to meeting their own needs, they also donated to local medical institutions. High recognition.

In the end, Xu Hong suggested that when overseas Chinese and foreign students find that they have symptoms, they must contact the local medical department in time. If they encounter difficulties, they can contact the embassy or consulate by phone, WeChat, etc. (Finish)