125 Myanmar nationals repatriated from Philippines by relief flight

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Myanmar nationals returned from the Philippines are queuing for immigration processes at Yangon International Airport yesterday. Photo: MNA

A total of 125 Myanmar nationals from the Philippines arrived back home by Myanmar Airways International (MAI)’s relief flight that landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday. Of them, 15 were those who stranded in the Philippines and 110 were from the ships of Conquest Dream and Holland America of the Carnival Cruise Line in the Philippines. On arrival at the airport at 7:00 pm, officials from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government provided them with proper medical checks and arranged 21-day quarantine for them.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been working with Myanmar embassies in foreign countries and local ministries concerned to bring back citizens stranded abroad due to the suspension of international commercial flights, in accordance with the guidance of the National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19. A total of 6,648 Myanmar citizens abroad have been repatriated to date.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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