Myanmar nationals abroad brought back home by relief flight

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Myanmar returnees are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 17 January 2021. Photo: MNA

A total of 110 Myanmar citizens who were stranded in foreign countries– 64 from the United States, 10 from Panama and 36 from the Republic of Korea – because of the suspension of commercial flights returned home by relief flight yesterday.
The relief flight of Myanmar Airways International organized by Myanmar Embassy in Washington and Myanmar Embassy in Seoul repatriating the Myanmar nationals from Incheon International Airport in South Korea landed at the 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.
Until now a total of 11 relief flights were organized from the Incheon International Airport to repatriate the Myanmar citizens stranded in the United States. —MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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