JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

243 expecting mothers among Vietnamese citizens brought home from Taiwan

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 15:23 GMT+7
243 expecting mothers among Vietnamese citizens brought home from Taiwan
A military school where 343 Vietnamese people returning from Taiwan are quarantined is pictured in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, May 29, 2020. Photo: L. T. / Tuoi Tre

243 pregnant women were among more than 340 Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Taiwan amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on Friday.

A Vietnam Airlines flight, the 14th flight of its kind arranged since April 24, carrying 343 Vietnamese people from Taiwan landed in Da Nang on Friday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The passengers, including pregnant women, children, and elderly people whose visa had expired, received medical examination and were brought to a quarantined facility in the neighboring province of Quang Nam after arriving.

Nguyen Van Hai, director of the Quang Nam health department, said on Saturday morning that all 343 returnees had been sampled for COVID-19 testing on the same day.

Hai did not mention when their results will be announced.

The director said the provincial health sector had prepared adequate facilities and equipment to accommodate those quarantined, especially the expecting mothers, during their isolation.

“In case a pregnant woman goes into labor [during the quarantine period], she will be taken to the medical center of Thang Binh District, which is the nearest medical facility with an isolation area fully equipped to support these women,” he said.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies have so far arranged 14 flights to bring home nearly 4,000 citizens stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic, official data showed.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Bao Anh / Tuoi Tre News


Read more




Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news