British pilot patient to be repatriated to the UK after recovering
admin 9-07-2020, 12:23

Vietnam’s most serious SARS-CoV-2 patient named Stephen Cameron will be brought home to the UK by a Vietnam Airlines flight after his recovery.

British pilot patient to be repatriated to the UK after recovering

The patient has recovered well

Cameron will be brought from HCM City to Hanoi on July 12. The representative of Vietnam Airlines, where the man worked as a pilot, will also come to the airport to say farewell. The flight is supposed to take off at Tan Son Nhat Airport at 7 pm and land at Noi Bai Airport at 9.10 pm on the same day.

Vietnam Airlines usually organise a direct flight from HCM City to London. However, because of Covid-19, the authorities granted permission for a direct flight from Hanoi to London on July 12. The local authorities will create favourable conditions so that the procedures at the airport will go smoothly.

According to an employee at Vietnam Airlines, they often use the Airbus 350 for the flights to the UK, however, since the patient is a member of the Boeing 787 team, they will carry him to the UK on this plane as a farewell. A 22-member crew will be on the flight including six pilots and 16 flight attendants.

There will be three doctors and six oxygen cylinders on the plane to monitor the patient’s health on the 15-hour flight.

The plane will leave Hanoi at 11 pm on July 12, land at Frankfurt to let transit passengers depart and continue onto London. It is expected to land in London at 8.30 am on July 13.

The patient was hired by Vietnam Airlines on January 1, and had one flight on Hanoi-HCM City route.

On July 11, the Steering Committee on Covid-19 Control and Prevention will work with Cho Ray Hospital to review the patient’s health for the last time before transferring him to the UK Embassy.