Myanmar nationals abroad fly back home by relief flights

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Myanmar returnees line up for immigration service at the Yangon International Airport on 19 November 2020. PHOTO: MNA

The 13th relief flight of All Nippon Airways (ANA) organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo landed at Yangon International Airport bringing back a total of 138 Myanmar citizens after they were stranded in Japan due to the suspension of international flights yesterday evening.
The relief flight of Myanmar National Airways (MNA) organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and Myanmar Seafarers’ Federation also brought 136 Myanmar seamen back home from abroad yesterday. Among them, 6 people were from England, 6 from Germany, 7 from France, 3 from the Philippines, 17 from Turkey, 6 from the Netherlands, 8 from Indonesia, 8 from the UAE, 1 from Taiwan, 6 from Singapore, 2 from Japan, 2 from the United States and 64 from South Korea.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government arranged 7-day quarantine at specific places or designated hotels, followed by the 7-day home quarantine.
To bring back the Myanmar citizens and Myanmar seamen who are stranded in foreign countries by relief flights and chartered flights in accordance with the instructions from National-Level Central Committee on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cooperated with the relevant ministries and Myanmar embassies from respective countries and shipping companies. —MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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