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Hanoi (VNA) -
More than 240 Vietnamese citizens in the Philippines were brought home on a flight operated by VietJet on September 6.

The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Philippines, the carrier, and relevant agencies of the host country.

The passengers included children under 18, pregnant women, the ill, students without accommodations, labourerss with expired labour contracts and stranded tourists.

The Vietnamese Embassy sent officials to the airport to help them with boarding procedures.

Security, safety and hygiene measures were carried out throughout the flight to protect their health and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Upon landing at Can Tho International Airport in the Mekong Delta city of Can Cho, those on board received health check-ups and were sent to concentrated quarantine facilities.

 More flights are set to be conducted in the time ahead to repatriate Vietnamese citizens with disadvantaged circumstances, depending on their need and quarantine capacity at home./.