More than 1,600 Vietnamese citizens repatriated over last week

Update: 10:26 | 07/12/2020
As many as six flights carrying 1,620 Vietnamese citizens from Indonesia, Europe, America and Africa, the Philippines, the U.S., Russia and Saudi Arabia landed in Viet Nam from November 31-December 6, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
More than 1,600 Vietnamese citizens repatriated over last week
Viet Nam brings home 1,620 citizens from five continents from November 30 to December 6, 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 6, local agencies coordinated with Viet Nam’s representative agencies overseas to arrange 216 flights, bringing home about 59,332 Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19.

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

In a bid to strengthen management of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 1 issued a directive, asking authorities at all levels to continue the strategy to prevent risk from outside, zone off areas, and treat the disease effectively while enhancing vigilance and standing ready to cope with all pandemic situations.

Incoming flights carrying diplomats, experts, investors and skilled workers and their family members to Viet Nam as well as Vietnamese workers to other countries shall continue as part of the Government’s ongoing efforts to reboot economic recovery.

Meanwhile, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said at a meeting with Vietnamese vaccine producers on December 5 that Viet Nam will conduct the first phase of human trials of a locally made COVID-19 vaccine from December 10.

As of late December 6, Viet Nam confirmed 1,366 COVID-19 infection cases, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the nation’s total, 1,220 patients have been cleared of the virus and exited hospitals while 35 others have been reported dead.

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(Source: VGP)