129 Myanmar citizens abroad fly back home on 19 September

A total of 129 Myanmar nationals who were stranded in foreign countries returned home by Myanmar Airways International (MAI)’s relief flight that landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday. Among them, 6 came back from Qatar, 3 from Bahrain, 86 from United Arab Emirates, 3 from Kuwait, 4 from South Africa, 2 from France, 4 from Sri Lanka, 3 from Germany, 3 from Belgium, 2 from Norway, 1 from Israel, 4 from Brazil and 8 from England. Myanmar Embassy in Riyadh arranged the relief flight. The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government provided them with proper medical tests and arranged 14-day quarantine at designated places and hotels, followed by the 7-day home quarantine.
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 eight relief flights from UAE transported Myanmar citizens abroad back home to date. —MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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