Vietnamese citizens waiting in line for boarding procedures at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, Thursday. — Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 240 Vietnamese citizens were repatriated from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur on a flight from budget airline Vietjet Air on Thursday.
The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the Embassy of Việt Nam in Malaysia, and the carrier, together with competent agencies of the host nation.
The Vietnamese Embassy sent staff to the airport to assist them with boarding procedures.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, disease prevention measures were carried out during the flight. Upon landing at Cam Ranh International Airport in the central province of Khánh Hòa, crew members and all passengers were given heath examinations and quarantined.
The repatriated will be quarantined for 14 days at a military facility in Ninh Thuận Province.
Anyone showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 such as fever, coughing or breathing difficulties will be placed under the monitoring of Ninh Thuận Centre for Disease Control, and be treated at Ninh Thuận Province General Hospital or the province’s Tuberculosis and Pulmonary Disease Hospital.
Vietnamese authorities and overseas missions plan to arrange similar flights to fly more Vietnamese citizens home, depending on their need and quarantine capacity at home. — VNS