Nearly 1,100 Vietnamese nationals repatriated over last week
09:46 | 21/12/2020

VGP - As many as four flights carrying 1,080 Vietnamese citizens from the Europe, Africa, South America, Brunei, Germany and Singapore landed in Viet Nam from December 14-20, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As many as 1,080 Vietnamese citizens from four continents fly home safe from December 14-20, 2020.

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 these 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 December 20, local agencies coordinated with Viet Nam’s representative agencies overseas to arrange 228 flights, bringing home about 62,632 Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to Covid-19.

The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances abroad will continue in line with their wishes and quarantine capacity in Viet Nam.

As of late December 20, Viet Nam confirmed 1,413 Covid-19 infection cases, according to the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the nation’s total, 1,269 patients have been cleared of the virus and exited hospitals while 35 others have been reported dead.

Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology JSC and the Military Medical Academy on December 17 started injecting  Nanocovax for the first three volunteers.

The first three volunteers receiving Nanocovax - the Vietnamese-made anti-COVID-19 vaccine - are in good health conditions 72 hours after injection, with all indications proving that the vaccine is safe for human, the Ministry of Health said on December 20.

By Thuy Dung

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