Photo for illustration (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn)

The flight was arranged thanks to joint efforts made by the Vietnamese Embassy, relevant agencies in the RoK and Vietnam Airlines.

The passengers include children, students, the elderly, sick people, labourers whose visas have expired and tourists, people on business trips who were stranded due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following orders of the Prime Minister, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Transport have collaborated with Vietnamese agencies in a number of countries to bring home Vietnamese citizens over the past few weeks.

All returnees and crew members have been quarantined after landing. Those who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 have been moved to healthcare facilities.

More repatriation flights will be considered, depending on the future developments of the pandemic abroad, the quarantine capacity of Vietnamese localities, and demand among Vietnamese nationals based in other countries./.

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