Myanmar citizens from Thailand, Malaysia brought back home by relief flights

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Myanmar nationals arrive at Yangon Internaitonal Airport by a relief flight on 19 June. PHOTO: MNA

A total of 217 Myanmar citizens – 80 from Thailand and 137 from Malaysia – were repatriated by relief flights yesterday.
A relief flight of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) carrying a total of 80 Myanmar nationals stranded in Thailand landed at the Yangon International Airport in the late evening. A total of 137 Myanmar working in Imperial Garments Sdn Bhd and Pen Apparel Sdn Bhd also arrived back at the Yangon International Airport at 2:30 pm yesterday by a special flight of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) arranged by the company.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government provided the returnees proper medical examination and arranged 21-day quarantine for them. A relief flight of Qatar Airways carrying some 250 Myanmar nationals and seamen stranded in London will also land in Myanmar today (20 June). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working in line with the guidelines set by the National Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and cooperating with relevant ministries, Myanmar embassies abroad to repatriate Myanmar citizens stranded in other countries due to COVID-19. A total of 4,183 Myanmar citizens have been brought back home until now. — MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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