The move came after information was received that many Vietnamese citizens Equatorial Guinea have tested positive for COVID-19.

To ensure health and safety and to minimise cross-infections, a special working group of four medical workers joined the crew to the African nation.

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Security, safety, and preventive measures were implemented strictly during the flight.

Due to travel restrictions in Africa, the Vietnamese Embassy in Angola worked closely with relevant agencies from Equatorial Guinea and employment companies to help Vietnamese citizens complete the necessary procedures before boarding.

After landing at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, all passengers and crew members on the flight were quarantined and taken to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh district, Hanoi, for treatment.

Vietnamese agencies and representative offices abroad and airlines will conduct more flights bringing Vietnamese citizens stranded by COVID-19 home, when required.

Source: VNA