Nearly 300 Vietnamese citizens returning from the United Arab Emirates were put in quarantine in Bạc Liêu Province. Photo cand.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 300 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday.
The flight was arranged by a number of agencies including the Vietnamese Embassy in the UAE, Vietnam Airlines and UAE authorities.
On board were a number of children, elderly, people with illnesses and tourists who had been stuck there since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Vietnamese Embassy officials in the UAE travelled to Dubai to directly support those coming home.
Upon arrival at Cần Thơ International Airport in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ, 297 passengers and the flight crew underwent health checks and were put into quarantine in line with Việt Nam’s regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.
Based on citizens’ wishes, the local quarantine capacity, as well as the pandemic’s developments, authorities and airlines will continue to conduct flights to repatriate more Vietnamese citizens in the future.
Cần Thơ International airport has welcomed 320 Vietnamese returning from Singapore and Indonesia, who were quarantined upon arrival on April 24 and 26.
On Thursday, Vietnamese authorities worked together with the Vietnamese embassy in Canada to bring home nearly 300 Vietnamese citizens. — VNS