Vietnamese citizens wait to check-in for a repatriation flight to Việt Nam. —VNA/VNS Photo Hà Ngọc
HÀ NỘI — More than 300 Vietnamese citizens, stranded in Malaysia, have arrived at Việt Nam’s Cần Thơ International Airport on a specially arranged repatriation flight on Tuesday.
This was a joint effort of Vietnamese competent agencies at home and its representative agencies in Malaysia, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, Malaysia's Genting Company and competent agencies of the host country.
The passengers of the flight included those under 18 years old, pregnant women, elderly people and stranded tourists.
The national flag carrier had strictly applied measures on security, safety and epidemiological hygiene during the flight to ensure the passengers’ health as well as prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Right after landing in the Mekong Delta region, the passengers had medical check-ups and then were quarantined in line with Việt Nam’s regulations as the country enters 96 days without any new community transmission cases.
In the coming days, more repatriation flights will be arranged to bring back Vietnamese citizens from overseas, however, the number and schedule of such flights will be decided based on the COVID-19 pandemic's developments, quarantine capacity of Vietnamese localities, and the requests of Vietnamese citizens living or staying overseas. — VNS