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Ministry of Transport considers pausing flights from HCM City to Phu Quoc Island

The People's Committee of Kien Giang province has asked the Ministry of Transport to pause flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc Island amid the surge of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam’s largest city.

 

Bộ GTVT xem xét dừng bay TP.HCM - Phú Quốc
Phu Quoc Airport

 

The authorities of the southern province of Kien Giang made the proposal on July 5, the day Vietnam recorded the highest number of new infection cases on a single day, with up to 527 people, including 270 in HCM City.

An official of the Ministry of Transport told VietNamNet that the Ministry was considering Kien Giang’s proposal. He added that the current epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City is very complicated and uncontrolled so it is necessary to prevent it from spreading to other areas.

Vietnam’s largest island of Phu Quoc has not recorded any Covid-19 cases in the community, but the People's Committee of Kien Giang province argued that the island city's medical resources are limited, especially its Covid-19 testing capacity.

Kien Giang authorities are concerned that the lack of facilities and medical equipment for concentrated quarantine and treatment of Covid-19 patients will cause difficulties for Phu Quoc in dealing with outbreaks.

Previously, in early June, the People's Committee of Phu Quoc City asked the authorities of Kien Giang Province to pause this air route.

So far, nine provinces and cities have postponed flights from/to Ho Chi Minh City, namely Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Quang Binh, Gia Lai, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Nghe An, Thua Thien Hue, Thanh Hoa, and Quang Nam.

There are 10 operating air routes to HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat airport, but the frequency of flights from the two major airports of Noi Bai in Hanoi and Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City has decreased sharply.

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