95 Myanmar citizens abroad arrive back home by relief flight

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Myanmar returnees are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 13 December 2020. Photo: MNA

A total of 95 Myanmar citizens who were stranded in foreign countries because of the suspension of commercial flights returned home by relief flight yesterday.
The Myanmar embassies in Washington and Seoul jointly organized the relief flight of Myanmar Airways International to repatriate the 95 Myanmar nationals – 60 from the United States, 2 from Australia, 1 from Japan, and 32 from the Republic of Korea. The flight landed at the Yangon International Airport in the evening.
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 at specific places or designated hotels, followed by the 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 citizens stranded abroad due to the suspension of international commercial flights, in accordance with the guidance of the National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19.
Until now a total of ninth relief flights were arranged to repatriate the Myanmar citizens from the United States via Incheon International Airport.—MNA  (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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