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340 Vietnamese citizens brought home from India

Vietnam's relevant agencies and representative offices in India on May 19-20 coordinated with Indian counterparts to bring home nearly 340 Vietnamese citizens.

Passengers on a Vietnam Airlines flight include children, the elderly, people with illnesses, pregnant women, students without accommodation due to school closures, stranded tourists, Buddhist monks and nuns attending training courses, and those with expired labour contracts.

As India is applying nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is difficult to carry out such flights.

The Vietnamese Embassy in New Delhi and the Vietnamese Consulate General in Mumbai guided Vietnamese citizens to conduct all necessary procedures, while actively working with the host’s authorised agencies to bring Vietnamese citizens home.

Passengers and crew members were quarantined upon arrival in the Can Tho international airport./.