Myanmar citizens abroad brought back home by relief flights

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Myanmar returnees are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 30 January 2021. Photo: MNA

A total of 263 Myanmar citizens who were stranded in foreign countries because of the suspension of commercial flights returned home by relief flights yesterday.
The relief flight of Myanmar Airways International organized by Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and Crew Change Supporting Committee-Myanmar repatriating 131 Myanmar seamen from Incheon International Airport in South Korea landed at Yangon International Airport.
Among them, 88 are from the Republic of Korea, 3 from the Philippines, 3 from Malaysia, 5 from the UAE, 8 from Indonesia, 3 from Germany, 1 from Denmark, 1 from Egypt and 1 from France.
The relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines organized by Myanmar Embassy in Singapore bringing 132 Myanmar citizens from Singapore 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 14-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 and seamen 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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