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Hanoi – Over 240 Vietnamese citizens from the Philippines were flown home safely on October 23.
The flight was arranged by the Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Philippines and national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.
Passengers include children aged below 18, the elderly, pregnant women, labourers with expired contracts, students without residence due to dormitory shutdown and other especially disadvantaged cases.
After landing in Can Tho, they were put under quarantine in line with regulations.
Also from October 22-23, more than 360 Vietnamese citizens from the US and the Republic of Korea also returned home.
They were also quarantined after arriving at Da Nang international airport.
In the near future, similar flights will be conducted to take more citizens in disadvantaged situation home, considering domestic pandemic situation and quarantine capacity.