161 Myanmar citizens fly back home from PRC, Thailand on 10 July

Myanmar nationals returned from foreign countries queue for immigration process at the Yangon International Airport on 10 July 2020.  Photo: MNA
Myanmar nationals returned from foreign countries queue for immigration process at the Yangon International Airport on 10 July 2020.  Photo: MNA

A total of 161 Myanmar nationals – 75 from the People’s Republic of China by the Myanmar Airways International and 86 from Thailand by the Myanmar National Airlines – arrived back home yesterday after they were stranded in these countries due to suspension of international flights amid COVID-19.
On arrival at the Yangon International Airport, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government provided the returnees with proper medical checks and arranged 21-day quarantine for them.
The ministry 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 7,301 Myanmar citizens have been brought back home to date. — MNA  (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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