Seven Vietnamese repatriated from Kuwait has raised Vietnam’s total Covid-19 cases to 342, the Health Ministry confirmed Thursday evening.
All of them have been living and working in the Middle Eastern country.
They returned to Vietnam on repatriation flight QH9092 of Bamboo Airways that landed in Ho Chi Minh City Tuesday before being sent to a quarantine camp. VNExpress, a local media reported.
After testing Covid-19 positive, they has been transferred to the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases for treatment.
Of Vietnam’s total Covid-19 tally of 342, most of them are overseas returnees, all quarantined upon arrival.
Vietnam has organized several special flights in the last few months to repatriate thousands of citizens wanting to return home to avoid facing the Covid-19 pandemic elsewhere.
On Monday and Tuesday, 678 Vietnamese were brought home on three flights from Canada, Africa and the Middle East. Passengers paid their own fares.
Today morning marks day 63 that Vietnam has gone without community transmission of the novel coronavirus and no death reported.