Myanmar citizens stranded in Australia arrive back home by relief flight

Myanmar returnees from Australia are seen queuing for immigration process at Yangon International Airport on 3 August.  Photo: mna
Myanmar returnees from Australia are seen queuing for immigration process at Yangon International Airport on 3 August.  Photo: MNA

Myanmar nationals, including its seafarers, arrived back home by a relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines yesterday night after they were stranded in Australia due to suspension of international flight.
The return of 141 Myanmar citizens was arranged by Myanmar Embassy in Canberra.
On arrival at the airport, 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 guidelines of immigration and healthcare processes.
In accordance with the directives of National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in coordination with the Myanmar embassies in abroad and other relevant ministries in Myanmar, has been organizing relief/special flights since the end of April 2020, and a total of 9,336 persons arrived back home under this programme. —MNA  (Translated by Aung Khin)

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