Concluding a meeting Tuesday morning ( June 9) , the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc tasked the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control to announce safety regions for resumption of international flights.
”A list of safe countries and territories where there have been no new cases for at least 30 days shall be provided for consideration” a local media reported.
Regarding development stance in the current context, the Prime Minister reiterated the necessity to ensure safety for development in the ‘new normal’ through evaluation of international situation in association with the domestic situation.
He asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue concrete criteria and open channels for Vietnamese citizens and foreign experts to register for repatriation flights.
Prime Minister also tasked the Ministry of Transport to direct the aviation sector to arrange unlimited number of flights to bring experts, businessmen, and Vietnamese citizens to Vietnam as Around 2,700 foreign experts are expected to enter Vietnam in June and July. Some 1,800 others have been given special entry.
Since April 24, Vietnamese authorities have conducted 20 special flights to repatriate 6,001 citizens stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of 6:10 am on June 9, the country’s patient tally was 332, including 192 imported cases immediately quarantined upon arrivals, said the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Of these, 316 have recovered and the remaining 16 are active cases receiving treatment.
As many as 8,182 people are under quarantine due to having been in close contact with COVID-19 patients or returned from foreign countries and territories, according to the committee.