More than 2,700 Vietnamese nationals brought home last week
14:57 | 26/10/2020

VGP – As many as 10 flights carrying 2,710 Vietnamese citizens from Chinese Taipei, Angola, the Republic of Korea, Germany, the U.S., Canada, and 30 nations in the Europe, America and Africa landed in Viet Nam from October 19-25, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A total number of 2,710 Vietnamese citizens from five continents are repatriated from October 19-25, 2020.

The 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 the 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 October 25, local agencies coordinated with Viet Nam’s representative agencies overseas to launch 172 flights, bringing home about 49,132 Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19.

In the time to come, more repatriation flights will be arranged to bring Vietnamese citizens home./.

By Thuy Dung

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