More than 300 Vietnamese repatriated from Singapore due to COVID-19

VOV.VN - The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, on June 27 conducted a special flight bringing home more than 300 Vietnamese citizens stranded in Singapore due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Vietnam Airlines brings home more than 300 Vietnamese citizens stranded in Singapore
The repatriation flight was arranged by relevant Vietnamese agencies, the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore and relevant agencies of Singapore, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

Passengers boarding the flight were minors under 18, the elderly, guestworkers whose labour contracts had terminated, students without residence due to the closure of dormitories, and other people in specially difficult circumstances.

Vietnam Airlines strictly implemented security, safety and epidemiology measures during the flight, in order to protect the passengers’ health and prevent the possible spread of the virus.

After landing at Can Tho International Airport in southern Vietnam, all the passengers and crew members underwent medical check-ups and were transferred to quarantine facilities according to regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.

Under the Prime Minister’s instructions, Vietnamese agencies, Vietnamese representative agencies abroad and domestic airlines will continue to conduct flights to bring overseas Vietnamese citizens back to Vietnam.