302 Myanmar seamen arrive back home by relief flights

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Myanmar nationals arrive at Yangon International Airport on 18 November. Photo: MNA

One hundred and sixty-three Myanmar seamen stranded in Viet Nam due to the suspension of international flights returned home yesterday evening by a chartered flight of Myanmar Airways International, organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Hanoi, the Myanmar Seamen’s Federation and respective shipping companies.
Another group of 139 Myanmar seamen who were stranded in South Africa and Brazil also arrived back home in the same evening by an MAI relief flight organized by Myanmar embassies in Pretoria, Brasilia and Riyadh through Dubai of the United Arab Emirates.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government arranged 7-day quarantine at specific places or designated hotels, followed by the 7-day home quarantine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is coordinating with the relevant ministries, Myanmar embassies from respective countries, shipping companies and seamen organizations to bring back the Myanmar citizens and seamen in accordance with the instructions from National-Level Central Committee on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). —MNA

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