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The flights were arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese economic–cultural office in Taipei (China), Vietnam Airlines and relevant Taiwanese authorities (China).

The passengers on the flights included the elderly, pregnant women, those with underlying conditions or had suffered from occupational accidents, workers with expired labour contracts, students who finished their studies and others in extremely disadvantaged circumstances.

The Vietnamese economic–cultural office in Taipei (China) sent staff to the airport to assist them with boarding procedures.

Safety and preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic were carried out strictly to protect the passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the disease during the flight.

Right after landing at Da Nang airport, all passengers and crew members received medical check-ups and were sent to quarantine in line with regulations.

More repatriation flight will continue to be conducted to bring home Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances abroad in line with their wishes, the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine capacity in Vietnam./.

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