Myanmar brings back 81 citizens from the Philippines

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Myanmar returnees from the Philippines queue at immigration counters of Yangon International Airport yesterday. PHOTO: MNA

The relief flight of Air Asia Philippines landed at Yangon International Airport yesterday, carrying 81 Myanmar citizens who stranded in the Philippines due to the suspension of international flights.
On arrival at the airport 10:25 am, 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 the designated places and the respective hotels in line with the regulations of immigration and medical checks.
As per the directives of National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and in coordination with the Myanmar embassies in respective countries and other relevant ministries in Myanmar, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs arranged relief flights to repatriate its citizens from Japan, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Bangladesh, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Italy, Vietnam and the Philippines.
A total of 2,072 Myanmar citizens have arrived back from these countries by relief flights.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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