Indeed among 226 Vietnamese guest workers in Uzbekistan onboard, there were a few cases that had been confirmed positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus and now identified as negative for the second time by local authorities in the host nation.
However, security, safety and hygiene measures were carried out throughout the flight to protect their health and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Earlier the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia regularly kept in touch with citizens left stranded in Uzbekistan, and helped them with some essential necessities.
Upon touching down at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, those on board received health check-ups and were sent to concentrated quarantine facilities in line with regulations regarding COVID-19 prevention and control.
More similar flights are set to be conducted in the time ahead to bring home Vietnamese citizens with disadvantaged circumstances, depending on their need and the country’s quarantine capacity.