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S. Korean nationals being brought back home from New Zealand, Hungary as COVID-19 spreads Updated: 2020-04-07 09:56:25 KST

More overseas-based South Korean nationals are being brought back home, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the world.
In the coming hours,… some 260 South Koreans in New Zealand will arrive at Incheon International Airport via a chartered flight.
New Zealand is still under one of the strongest lockdowns in the world,… but the South Korean government has worked with officials there to arrange special flights to bring them home.
South Koreans that had been in Hungary will be arriving this morning,… thanks to cooperation between the respective governments and SK Innovation.
The firm previously sent workers there as part of the ongoing construction of an EV battery plant there.
South Koreans in Moscow and Istanbul as well as Kenya and Kyrgyzstan will also be arriving home this week.
The foreign ministry says,… so far, over 66-hundred South Koreans from 43 countries have returned home with the help of the government amid the pandemic.

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