A total of 53 Myanmar seamen who signed off from the ships anchored in the Andaman Sea arrived in Kawthoung on 9 September evening and are currently held under hotel quarantine. Out of 53 seamen, 15 signed off from MV Sun Brave ship of Indonesia while another 15 from MV APL Pusan of Bangladesh, 5 from MT Canopus of Bangladesh and 18 from MTM New York of Brazil.
These 53 Myanmar seafarers had swapped duties with 15 seafarers with another 14 seafarers, with 7 seafarers and with 18 seafarers. The local officials of jetty and health departments helped them with medical tests and other supplies and put under 21-day hotel quarantine, while their swabs will be sent to the National Health Laboratory of Yangon. —Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung) (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)