240 Vietnamese citizens flown home safely from Philippines
sonnguyen 7-09-2020, 16:01

More than 240 Vietnamese citizens left stranded in the Philippines were flown home safe and sound on a flight conducted by VietJet September 6.

The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Philippines, the carrier, and relevant agencies of the host country.

The passengers onboard included children under 18, pregnant women, the ill, students without accommodations, labourers with expired labour contracts and stranded tourists.

Vietnamese representative agencies dispatched staff to the airport to assist the citizens with necessary procedures before they boarded the plane.

Security, safety and hygiene measures were carried out throughout the flights to protect their health and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Upon landing at Can Tho International Airport in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, those on board received health check-ups and were sent to concentrated quarantine facilities in line with regulations regarding COVID-19 prevention and control.

More repatriation flights are set to be conducted in the coming time to bring home Vietnamese citizens with disadvantaged circumstances, depending on their need and the nation’s quarantine capacity.


Source: https://vov.vn/en/society/240-vietnamese-citizens-flown-home-safely-from-philippines-777134.vov