Details relating to the array of negative tests was confirmed on April 13 by Tran Van Khai, deputy director of Soc Trang province’s Department of Health.
Upon the flight’s arrival in Soc Trang province on April 11, each of the passengers were quarantined in line with COVID-19 regulations, with the majority of the group made up of elderly people, pregnant women, guest workers with expired labour contracts, and overseas students.
In total, the 193 passengers were 88 males and 105 females, all of whom must now undergo a mandatory 14-day period of quarantine at a military facility located in the province.
After having samples taken as part of the first round of COVID-19 testing, each of the passenger’s results came back negative for the virus. Moving forward, all of the arrivals must have samples taken twice in line with regulations of the Ministry of Health.
Along with the arrival of the flight from Taiwan (China), April 12 saw a flight from Russia touch down at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, with 305 Vietnamese citizens onboard.
Upon landing all of the passengers, including eight pregnant women, were quarantined at a facility in Phu My town in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.