Hundreds more Vietnamese citizens flown home from abroad

Sunday, 2020-08-02 14:55:45
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Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens from 24 European and African countries were brought home on August 2. (Photo: MOFA)
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NDO/VNA – Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens from 24 European and African countries were brought home on August 2, with their flight landing at Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

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The flight was arranged by Vietnamese and French authorities, and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

Passengers included children under 18, the elderly, pregnant women, people with illness, students without accommodation, stranded tourists, and labourers with expired contracts and visas.

Right after landing at the airport, all the passengers were given health check-ups and then sent to quarantine areas in accordance with current regulations.

Also on August 2, more than 230 Vietnamese citizens in Thailand were brought home on a flight organised by Vietnamese and Thai authorities and budget carrier Vietjet Air.

More flights are expected to be launched in the time ahead to repatriate overseas Vietnamese citizens in accordance with their wish, the pandemic situation and quarantine capacity at home.

Two more COVID-19 patients die

On the same day, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son informed that two more COVID-19 patients in Vietnam died on August 2 due to related complications.

The latest deaths are an 86-year-old woman from Quang Nam province and an 83-year-old woman from Da Nang. Both had underlying health conditions.

The 86-year-old was suffering from chronic kidney failure and heart problems. The cause of death has been announced as acute respiratory failure, multi-organ failure with COVID-19 infection.

Meanwhile, the 83-year-old died from acute coronary syndrome, cholecystitis, polyarthritis, hypertension and COVID-19 infection.

In total, five fatalities have been reported since July 31. All the deaths have occurred to patients with serious health conditions.