Vietnam brought home 340 citizens stranded in the U.S. because of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on Thursday.
The citizens were taken to centralized quarantined centers in line with the country’s regulations after landing at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on Thursday morning.
The flight, which departed from San Francisco, was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the country’s representative agencies in the U.S., national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, and relevant U.S. agencies.
The passengers were Vietnamese citizens from various states in the U.S. as well as those stranded in Haiti due to flight suspension.
The Vietnamese mission in the U.S. sent staff to assist the citizens in completing procedures and handling urgent issues before boarding the flight.
During the flight, the passengers strictly followed regulations on security, safety, disease prevention, and epidemiological hygiene.
Upon landing at Noi Bai International Airport in the capital city, all the passengers and crew members received health check-ups and were placed under quarantine as per the country’s regulations.
In the time ahead, disadvantaged Vietnamese will continue to be brought home based on the citizens’ needs, COVID-19 developments, and the capacity of local quarantine centers.
As of Thursday morning, Vietnam has logged 994 COVID-19 cases, including 25 deaths and 533 recoveries.