Myanmar nationals abroad brought back home by relief flights

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Myanmar returnees are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 16 January 2021. Photo: MNA

A total of 211 Myanmar citizens — 96 stranded in Thailand and 115 in Australia — because of the suspension of commercial flights returned home by relief flights yesterday.
The 14th relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines organized by Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok bringing 96 Myanmar nationals from Thailand landed at Yangon International Airport in the evening.
The 7th relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines organized by Myanmar Embassy in Canberra repatriating 115 Myanmar nationals from Australia 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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