143 Myanmar seamen abroad return home by relief flight on 24 October

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Myanmar returnees line up for immigration service at the Yangon International Airport on 24 October 2020. Photo: MNA

A total of 143 Myanmar semen who were stranded in foreign countries because of suspension of commercial flights came back home by relief flight yesterday.
They are 79 from the Republic of Korea, 29 from the United Kingdom, 8 from Indonesia, 5 from Belgium, 3 from Canada, 2 from Australia, 1 from Singapore, 1 from Brazil, 1 from Trinidad and Tobago, 10 from Italy, 2 from Egypt, 1 from Panama, and 1 from the United States.
Myanmar Embassy in the Republic of Korea and Myanmar Seamen’s Federation jointly organized the relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines that landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday.
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 7-day quarantine, followed by 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. — MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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