276 Myanmar seamen from Egypt, ROK fly back home

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Myanmar returnees from Egypt and ROK are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 5 November 2020. Photo: MNA

A total of 276 Myanmar seamen – 140 stranded in Egypt and 136 in the Republic of Korea – because of suspension of commercial flights returned home by relief flights yesterday.
Myanmar Embassy in Cairo and Myanmar Seamen’s Federation jointly arranged Myanmar National Airways (MNA)’s relief flight in transporting 140 Myanmar returnees from Egypt to the Yangon International Airport.
Similarly, Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and the Crew Change Supporting Committee-Myanmar jointly organized Myanmar Airways International (MAI)’ relief flight to repatriate 136 Myanmar citizens from ROK.
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 Myanmar seamen stranded abroad due to the suspension of commercial flights.— MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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