Myanmar Embassy in Saudi Arabia organizes relief flight for repatriation of 126 citizens


The Embassy of Myanmar in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, managed to bring 126 Myanmar citizens back home by a relief flight of Myanmar Airways International. Two Myanmar citizens from Qatar, 47 from the United Arab Emirates, 48 from England, two from Bhutan, and two from Czech Republic, as well as 24 seamen from Qatar and the UAE, landed at the Yangon International Airport by the relief flight yesterday afternoon.
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 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. Myanmar has organized 9 relief flights from the UAE for repatriation of citizens stranded in foreign countries until now. —MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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