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Some 340 Vietnamese citizens repatriated from the UK

Update: July, 13/2020 - 11:56


Passengers queue for check-in at Heathrow Airport on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo 

QUẢNG NINH — Medical workers delivering the 91st patient home were among more than 340 Vietnamese citizens repatriated from the UK on Monday. 

The Vietnamese Embassy and relevant agencies in the UK and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines have worked together to arrange the flight which landed at Vân Đồn International Airport in northern coastal Hải Phòng City on Monday.

Other passengers include children, students, the elderly, sick people, labourers whose visas have expired and tourists, people on business trips who were stranded due to COVID-19 pandemic. Việt Nam Embassy to the UK instructed nationals to carry out the necessary procedures and supported Vietnamese students at Irish institutes to transit in the UK. 

All returnees were quarantined upon arrival. 

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The Vietnamese agencies located overseas will continue to work with national airlines to arrange more repatriation flights, depending on the pandemic developments and quarantine capacity of localities. 

Việt Nam reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday morning, the total tally of infections stands at 372. 

The two latest cases, two Vietnamese women returning from Russia on July 9, were announced on Sunday. 

350 patients were given the all-clear, accounting for 94.1 per cent. — VNS 


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