Nearly 2,300 Vietnamese nationals repatriated last week
08:06 | 23/11/2020

VGP - As many as nine flights carrying 2,290 Vietnamese citizens from the Czech Republic, the Philippines, Germany and several European nations, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei, Canada and Malaysia landed in Viet Nam from November 15-21, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As many as 2,290 Vietnamese nationals from three continents return home from November 15-21, 2020.

Passengers onboard these flights included children under 18, pregnant women, the elderly, workers whose labor contracts had expired, students with no residences due to dormitory shutdown and other with especially difficult circumstances.

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

Right after arriving 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.

From April 10 to November 22, local agencies coordinated with Viet Nam’s representative agencies overseas to arrange 204 flights, bringing home about 57,712 Vietnamese 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 and quarantine capacity in Viet Nam.

Viet Nam has recorded 1,307 COVID-19 infection cases so far, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the nation’s total, 1,142 patients have been cleared of the virus and exited hospitals while 35 others have been reported dead.

As of 6:00 pm on November 22, the nation had gone 81 straight days without a single local infection of the Coronavirus./.

By Thuy Dung

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