Nearly 2,300 Vietnamese nationals brought home over last week
09:31 | 28/12/2020

VGP - Viet Nam repatriated 2,280 citizens from Japan, the Republic of Korea, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Israel, Oman, Australia, New Zealand and Russia from December 21-27, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As many as seven flights carrying 2,280 Vietnamese citizens from four continents land in Viet Nam from December 21-27, 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.

Since April 24, Viet Nam has arranged 235 "rescue" flights to repatriate 64,912 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 6:05 pm on December 27, Viet Nam recorded a total of 1,441 cases of Covid-19, of whom 693 were local infections, according to the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The number of deaths still remained at 35. As many as 1,303 patients have recovered from the disease./.

By Thuy Dung

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