MYANMAR citizens who wanted to come back from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea arrived at the Yangon International Airport yesterday evening.
The Myanmar Airways International carried 83 persons in the relief flight arranged by the government through Sydney.
On arrival at the airport, 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 the designated places in line with the guidelines of immigration and healthcare processes.
Due to the temporary suspension of international flights, Myanmar nationals from foreign countries faced difficulties to return to Myanmar. In accordance with the directives of National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in coordination with the Myanmar Embassies and other relevant ministries in Myanmar, arranged relief flights to bring back 2,830 Myanmar citizens as of 1 June. — MNA (Translated by TTN)