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Quang Nam quarantines 110 pregnant women returning from Japan

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HCMC – The central province of Quang Nam received and quarantined 345 Vietnamese citizens who returned from Japan, including 110 pregnant women and 14 children, Nguyen Van Hai, director of the provincial Health Department, confirmed on June 25.

The 345 Vietnamese nationals were quarantined at a police school in Quang Nam’s Thang Binh District. They will undergo health checks and have their samples collected for Covid-19 testing by the Quang Nam Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the health official said.

They are among the 360 passengers who were flown home from Japan on national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines Flight VN 931 that landed at Danang airport on June 24.

Of them, three Japanese experts were quarantined at a Danang hotel, while 12 Vietnamese nationals with health problems were transferred to local hospitals in Danang for quarantine and treatment.

On May 29, Quang Nam received and quarantined 343 Vietnamese citizens stranded in Taiwan, with 243 of them being pregnant women. On June 5, 212 Vietnamese nationals including 99 pregnant women arrived home from Japan and were isolated in the central province.

The head of the Quang Nam Health Department explained that there were many pregnant women returning home as Vietnam prioritizes the repatriation of pregnant women, people with serious illnesses or suffering from occupational accidents, the elderly and children.

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