More than 340 Vietnamese citizens fly home from US
10:44 | 09/06/2020

VGP – A special flight carrying 340 Vietnamese citizens from San Francisco, the US landed in Ha Noi on June 8, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The passengers, coming from many States in the US, are children under 18, the elderly, patients with chronic diseases and students without residence due to closure of dormitories. 

The Consulate General of Viet Nam in San Francisco sent officials to the airports to support Vietnamese citizens to complete procedures and handle with urgent issues before the flights.

After landing at Ha Noi-based Noi Bai International Airport, all the passengers and crew members received health check-ups and were quarantined in line with the country's regulations.

According to the official data of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Viet Nam has conducted more than 20 special flights to bring home about 6,001 citizens from foreign countries and territories since April 24 and more repatriation flights are expected in the coming time.

As of early June 9, Viet Nam had 332 COVID-19 infection cases, including 192 imported cases, said the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the patient tally, 316 patients have been freed of the virus, accounting for 95.2%, the committee added./.

By Thuy Dung

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