Myanmar citizens abroad brought back home by relief flights

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Myanmar returnees are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 1 January 2021. Photo: MNA

A total of 250 Myanmar citizens including seamen who were stranded in foreign countries because of the suspension of commercial flights returned home by relief flights yesterday.
The Myanmar Embassies in Singapore organized the relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines to repatriate 144 Myanmar nationals from Singapore. The flight landed at Yangon International Airport in the evening.
The Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and Dragon Tun Company jointly arranged the relief flight of Myanmar Airways International to bring back 106 Myanmar nationals and seamen home — 81 is from the Republic of Korea, 6 from the Philippines, 7 from Viet Nam, 10 from Indonesia, 1 from the People’s Republic of China and 1 from Turkey. The flight departed from the Incheon International Airport landed at 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.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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