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Among Vietnamese people returning from Europe, 325 returned from the UK, France and Germany.

On the same day, more than 5,700 people from ASEAN countries repatriated on 78 flights. Noi Bai airport welcomed 22 flights with 1,623 people, Tan Son Nhat airport welcomed 43 flights with 3,159 people, Da Nang airport welcomed 7 flights with 342 people, and Cam Ranh airport welcomed 2 flights with 220 people.

The repatriation takes place in the context of airlines gradually closing routes between Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

VietJet said that its routes to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Indonesia will be suspended from March 20th. Vietnam Airlines also stops flights between Vietnam and Malaysia from March 18th to March 31st, reducing other routes in Southeast Asia.

According to the State Committee for Incidents and Disaster Response, and Search and Rescue, as of March 17th, 88 military quarantine facilities contain nearly 7,000 people; including 1,848 people from China, 3,299 people from the Republic of Korea, 1,562 people from Europe, 84 domestic people who have had close contact and 107 foreigners.

Local quarantine facilities also hold over 21,000 people, previously, 11,656 people finished their isolation period.

As of March 18th, Vietnam temporarily suspended the issuance of visas for foreigners, supplementing centralized quarantine for immigrants from the US, Europe and ASEAN.

As regulations, foreign passengers arriving at the airport will be classified, have body temperature checked, submit required medical declaration, and have test samples taken before determining isolation measures according to levels./.

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