Vietnamese citizens are seen at the check-in counters at Vancouver International Airport, Canada before taking a flight back home. VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI As many as 276 Vietnamese citizens were flown home from Vancouver, Canada, on Friday and Saturday.
The passengers included those under 18 years old, elderly and sick people, stranded tourists and students who did not have accommodations due to dormitory closures.
This was a joint effort of Vietnamese competent agencies at home and representative agencies in Canada, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, and competent agencies of the host country.
The Vietnamese Consulate General in Vancouver sent officials to the airport to help the citizens with necessary procedures.
Upon their arrival at Vân Đồn airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh, the passengers were kept under quarantine and had medical checks-up in line with regulations.
Vietnamese nationals in Cambodia receive gifts
Some 430 gift packages were handed over on Saturday to households of Vietnamese nationals in Cambodia and Khmer people in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh.
The activity formed part of a programme jointly launched by the Vietnamese Embassy and the Khmer-Vietnamese Association (KVA) in Cambodia that aims to help Vietnamese nationals in the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The KVA, the Vietnamese Embassy and Consulates General in Battambang and Preah Sihanouk presented gifts to about 3,000 families of Vietnamese nationals across Cambodia.
KVA President Sim Chy said no COVID-19 cases have been reported among Vietnamese nationals in Cambodia so far.
As of Saturday, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country had stood still at 122, of whom 120 have recovered, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Health. VNS