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Over 500 Vietnamese citizens brought home from Taiwan, South Korea

Update: August, 19/2020 - 20:21
Vietnamese citizens waiting to board the repatriation flight in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Anh

HÀ NỘI — More than 500 Vietnamese citizens have been safely repatriated from the Republic of Korea (RoK) and China’s Taiwan on Wednesday.

Passengers on the flights include under-18 children, the elderly, workers with expired labour contracts, pregnant women, ill people, students who completed their courses, stranded visitors, and others from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK and the Việt Nam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, Taiwan have dispatched officials to support citizens at the airport.

Security, safety and hygiene measures were strictly observed during the flights.

The flight from Taipei, operated by the national flag carrier, carrying over 290 Vietnamese citizens, landed at Cam Ranh International Airport in the south-central province of Khánh Hoà.

The Vietjet Air flight bringing back 220 Vietnamese citizens from South Korea landed at Cần Thơ International Airport in the Mekong Delta province of Cần Thơ.

All passengers and crew members of the two flights underwent medical check-ups and were immediately moved to centralised quarantine facilities for 14 days as regulated in order to prevent COVID-19 spread in the community. — VNS

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