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Vietnam helps British tourists and Vietnamese citizens return home

by NDO15 April 2020 Last updated at 18:59 PM

VTV.vn - Vietnamese authorities and the British Embassy in Hanoi arranged a Vietnam Airline flight to help about 100 British nationals to fly home from Vietnam and Cambodia on April 13 amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The British tourists had been stranded in Vietnam and Cambodia as a result of the pandemic, including a number of COVID-19 patients who have recovered after treatment in Vietnam.

The flight also transported facemasks as gifts from the Vietnamese Government and people to their British counterparts.

On the return flight, relevant Vietnamese agencies in coordination with the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK and Vietnam Airlines also brought a number of Vietnamese citizens back home.

The group, including students under 18 years old, the elderly and people in extremely difficult circumstances, landed at the Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh province on the morning of April 15.

Vietnamese diplomatic agencies abroad have been reviewing and building plans to bring home a number of overseas Vietnamese people, with priority given to children under 18, the elderly and sick people in line with the country’s concentrated quarantine capacity.

Vietnam reported one more COVID-19 patient on the morning of April 15, raising the total number of infection cases in the country to 267.

The patient is a 46-year-old man ling in Ha Loi commune, Me Linh district, Hanoi. He is father of the 257th patient and husband of the 258th patient. He had close contact with the 243rd patient on March 20.

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