People leave the quarantine area at Military School in Hà Nội on Wednesday afternoon. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — More than 400 tourists who were stranded in Đà Nẵng City and taken to Hà Nội in the middle of this month have completed their 14-day-long quarantine at the Military School in the capital.
All of them have tested negative for COVID-19 on two separate occasions.
On Wednesday afternoon, the tourists were allowed to return to their homes but told they must self-isolate for a further two weeks.
Seven flights were specially arranged to bring back nearly 1,500 tourists from 17 localities to Hà Nội and HCM City between August 12-14.
Thousands of Vietnamese flocked to the central coastal city, a popular resort town, in July for summer vacations, taking advantage of promotions in a push for domestic tourism after three months of no reported local transmissions of COVID-19.
Lieutenant Colonel Dương Văn Quang, the manager of the quarantine camp told Tuổi trẻ (Youth) newspaper they hosted 847 tourists returning from Đà Nẵng on four flights and the tourists left the quarantine area in four groups.
Nguyễn Quang Ánh, a resident of Hà Nội’s Tây Hồ District said he was stranded in the central province of Quảng Ngãi due to COVID-19 resurgence and then brought home thanks to a specially-arranged flight.
“When staying at the quarantine area, I was taken care very well from meals, sleeping and disease preventive measures,” Ánh said.
Phạm Xuân Nam from the northern city of Thái Bình added: “I want to thank the Party, State and Government for timely assistance and supports at this time.”
Colonel Đỗ Hồng Thái, principle of the Military School said the school co-operated with Sơn Tây General Hospital, Sơn Tây Town Healthcare Centre to offer proper health care and quarantine conditions to serve and ensure safety for the quarantined people.
The school also arranged coaches to take the people to coach stations Sơn Tây, Mỹ Đình or Nội Bài Airport so people could easily catch means of transportation to get home. — VNS