Myanmar nationals brought back home from Japan, RoK by relief flights

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Myanmar returnees are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 21 January 2021. Photo: MNA

The relief flight of All Nippon Airways (ANA) organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo landed at Yangon International Airport bringing back a total of 71 Myanmar nationals after they were stranded in Japan due to the suspension of international flight, yesterday evening.
The relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and Myanmar Seafarers’ Employment Services Federation (MSESF) also brought back a total of 137 Myanmar nationals who were stranded abroad due to the suspension of international flights, yesterday evening.
Among them, 82 people were from the Republic of Korea, 24 from Egypt, 1 from South Africa, 2 from the USA, 7 from the Philippines, 7 from Japan, 1 from Belgium, 2 from Viet Nam and 11 from Singapore.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government arranged 14-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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