More than 240 Vietnamese citizens in Singapore repatriated
16:37 | 11/07/2020

VGP – A special flight carrying more than 240 Vietnamese citizens from Singapore landed at the Da Nang International Airport on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The flight was joint efforts by the Vietnamese functional agencies, Viet Nam’s Embassy in Singapore, VietJet Air and Singaporean competent agencies.

Passengers onboard the flight were children under 18, pregnant women, the elderly, people with sickness, and workers with expired labor contracts and visas.

Precautionary measures were implemented throughout the flight. All passengers and crew members were medically checked and quarantined upon arrival.

This is the 39 repatriation flight arranged since April 24, bringing home 10,656 Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19.

As of early July 11, Viet Nam confirmed 370 COVID-19 patient, including 230 imported cases immediately quarantined upon their arrivals.

Of the patient tally, 350 have been cleared of the virus, accounting for 94.6%.

The nation has gone 87 days without new COVID-19 community infection./.

By Thuy Dung

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