Three airports designated for Vietnamese returning from China
19:22 | 05/02/2020

VGP – All flights evacuating Vietnamese citizens from nCoV-affected areas in China will land at three designated airports, namely Van Don airport in Quang Ninh province, Phu Cat airport in Binh Dinh province and Can Tho airport in Can Tho city.

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The returning citizens shall be quarantined in order to prevent nCoV spread, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV).

In addition, the authority said it will also issue permits for some special cargo flights between Viet Nam and China.

As of 7:00 pm on Wednesday, the epidemic has claimed 493 lives and sickened 24,582 others in 27 countries and territories, reported the Ministry of Health.

In Viet Nam, 10 infection cases have been confirmed, of which three patients have been discharged from hospital after successful treatment./.

By Quang Minh

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