Passengers wait to leave for Viet Nam at a Taiwanese airport. VNA/VNS Photo
QUẢNG NAM — More than 340 Vietnamese have been repatriated from Taiwan and quarantined on arrival.
The Việt Nam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei and relevant Taiwanese agencies worked together to arrange a Vietnam Airlines flight which brought them to Đà Nẵng International Airport on Friday afternoon.
The passengers included children under 18, pregnant women, seniors, workers, sick people tourists, and people on business trips, who had all been stranded there due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to the Quảng Nam Province Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the passengers were given a health check and sent to a quarantine centre at the People’s Police Intermediate School No 5 in Thăng Bình District.
Preparations have been made there for food and accommodation in line with COVID-19 preventive regulations, the committee said.
Nguyễn Văn Hai, director of the province Department of Health, said with 243 pregnant women among the returnees who “might give birth at any time, it is necessary to have separate rooms for them.”
The department has arranged for midwives to take care of the pregnant women, he added.
On May 21 the province took in 240 people returning from Myanmar.
Vietnamese authorities and the country’s agencies overseas have been repatriating people from a number of countries in the last few weeks.
All returnees and crew members are quarantined after landing, while anyone testing positive for the coronavirus is moved to healthcare facilities.
Vietnamese agencies abroad will continue to work with national carriers to arrange more flights depending on the pandemic situation and quarantine capacity. — VNS