More than 1,600 Vietnamese nationals repatriated over last week
08:16 | 30/11/2020

VGP – A total number of 1,638 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Japan, China, Brunei, Singapore, Australia and the U.S. from November 23-29, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As many as six flights carrying 1,638 Vietnamese citizens land in Viet Nam from November 23-29, 2020.

The passengers included children under 18 years old, the elderly, the sick, stranded tourists, students who completed their courses and could not have their visas extended, businessmen, intellectuals and other disadvantaged cases.

Precautious measures were implemented during these flights to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

Right after landing at local airports, all the passengers received check-ups and were sent to concentrated quarantine sites in line with current regulations on COVID-19 responses.

So far, Viet Nam has arranged 210 "rescue" flights to repatriate 59,350 citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19.

The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances abroad will continue to be conducted in line with their wishes, the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, and quarantine capacity in Viet Nam.

As of late November 29, the nation has gone 88 days without recording new COVID-19 infection case in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Among 1,343 COVID-19 patients, 1,179 have been given the all-clear from coronavirus so far, while the number of deaths related to the disease remained at 35.

By Thuy Dung

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