More than 340 Vietnamese in Japan repatriated
10:55 | 29/07/2020

VGP – A flight landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, carrying more than 340 Vietnamese citizens in Japan home. 

Passengers included the elderly, pregnant woman, people with sickness, tourists, laborers with expired contracts and without residence, interns, students without residence due to the closure of dormitories and other disadvantaged cases. 

The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan sent officials to the airport to support these citizens. 

Strict security and safety measures were enforced during the flight to protect passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the disease.

Following the flight's landing, all passengers and crew members were given health check and quarantined as regulated.

From April 10 to July 29, local agencies coordinated with Viet Nam’s representative agencies overseas to launch 70 flights, bringing home about 17,433 Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19.

As of early July 29, Viet Nam has confirmed 446 COVID-19 infection cases, of whom 369 have been cleared of the virus and recovered, making up 84.2%. 

By Thuy Dung

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