Myanmar brings 139 nationals back home by relief flight

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Myanmar citizens returned from the Phillipines line up for immigration service at the Yangon International Airport on 28 August. Photo: MNA

A relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) bringing back 139 Myanmar nationals stranded in the Philippines landed at Yangon International Airport yesterday evening. As they arrived in Yangon, 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 in line with the regulations of immigration and medical checks.
For the repatriation of Myanmar citizens who were stranded in foreign countries by relief flights and chartered flights in accordance with the instructions from National-Level Central Committee for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cooperated with the relevant ministries and Myanmar embassies from respective countries, and has organized 8 relief flights to pick up Myanmar nationals stuck in the Philippines to date.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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