Over 340 Vietnamese brought home from Singapore

Sunday, 2020-05-31 21:52:00
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Vietnamese citizens arrive at Can Tho International Airport. (Photo: TTO)
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NDO/VNA – More than 340 Vietnamese citizens in Singapore arrived at Can Tho International Airport on a repatriation flight on May 31.

Passengers on the flight, organised by Vietnamese authorities, the country’s embassy in Singapore, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and relevant agencies of Singapore, included those under the age of 18, elderly people, persons with illnesses, labourers with expired contracts, and others with expired visas stranded in Singapore due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Vietnamese Embassy sent staff members to assist the citizens to complete procedures before their plane took off.

Under the Prime Minister’s directions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport, domestic agencies and Vietnam’s overseas representative bodies have arranged a number of flights to bring Vietnamese home.

After landing in the homeland, all people on board received heath examination and were put in quarantine in line with regulations.

On the basis of the pandemic’s developments in the country and the world, citizens’ aspirations and local quarantine capacity, more flights are set to be conducted in the coming time to repatriate Vietnamese citizens.