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Health Ministry seeking passengers on seven flights linked to Covid-19 cases
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Health Ministry seeking passengers on seven flights linked to Covid-19 cases

The Saigon Times

Arriving passengers fill in mandatory medical declaration forms at an airport in Vietnam. The Ministry of Health released an urgent announcement on the morning of March 25 asking passengers on seven new flights that transported coronavirus cases to perform health checks - PHOTO: VGP

HCMC - The Ministry of Health released an urgent announcement on the morning of March 25 requesting passengers on seven new flights that transported coronavirus cases to perform health checks to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Among the seven flights, Emirates Airlines’ Flight EK364 and Flight EK392 left Dubai for HCMC on March 15 and 19, respectively.

The other flights are Aeroflot’s Flight SU290 from Moscow for Hanoi City on March 15, Thai Airways’ Flight TG560 from Bangkok for Hanoi on the same day and Royal Brunei Airlines’ Flight BI381 landing in HCMC from Brunei on March 17.

The last two flights are All Nippon Airways’ Flight NH831 and Japan Airlines’ Flight JL 751 departing from Japan for HCMC on March 19 and for Hanoi on March 20, respectively.

The ministry asked everyone who took the seven flights to immediately contact the provinces’ and cities’ Centers for Disease Control for guidance on coronavirus infection prevention measures.

Ticket offices and outlets that sold air tickets to these passengers should inform them of the announcement, according to the ministry.

The ministry has reported 134 coronavirus cases in Vietnam to date, with 17 of them having been released from hospital.

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