80 Myanmar citizens arrive back from India by relief flight

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Myanmar returnees from India are queuing for immigration process at Yangon International Airport yesterday. Photo : Zaw Gyi

The relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday afternoon, carrying 80 Myanmar citizens stranded in Gaya and nearby areas of India due to suspension of international flights.
On arrival at the airport, officials from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports, and the Yangon Region government helped for their 21-day quarantine period at designated places in line with the regulations of immigration and medical checks. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently arranging flights to bring back the citizens in coordination with Myanmar Embassy in the capital of India and relevant ministries of Myanmar under the directives of National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Previously, a total of 95 Myanmar citizens from New Delhi and its surround areas arrived back home by a special flight on 19 May and 123 persons from Chennai on 24 May.
A total of 298 Myanmar citizens have ben repatriated from India by relief flights so far.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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