102 Myanmar citizens stranded abroad get home on 1 Sept

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Myanmar nationals returned from foreign countries line up for immigration process at the Yangon International Airport on 1 September 2020. Photo: MNA

The 20th relief flight of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) landed at the Yangon International Airport in the evening of 1 September, bringing back a total of 102 Myanmar citizens who were stranded in foreign countries. Among them, 52 persons were from South Korea, 1 person from Switzerland, 2 from Belgium, 3 from Brazil, 3 from Canada, 3 from France, 3 from Indonesia, 4 from the Great Britain, 4 from Italy, 3 from Norway, 2 from South Africa and 22 from the US.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and local officials helped the returnees for health inspections and arranged for 21-day quarantine.
To bring back the Myanmar citizens who are stranded in foreign countries by relief flights and chartered flights in accordance with the instructions from National-Level Central Committee on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cooperated with the relevant ministries and Myanmar embassies from respective countries and brought back a total of 13,172 citizens to date.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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