Myanmar nationals brought back home from Malaysia, ROK by relief flights

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Returnees are in the Immigration process. PHOTO : MNA

A relief flight of Myanmar Airways International organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur landed at the Yangon International Airport with 173 Myanmar nationals who were stranded in Malaysia due to the suspension of international flights yesterday.
Moreover, another relief flight of the MAI organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and Crew Change Supporting Committee also brought back 131 Myanmar seafarers who were stranded abroad after the expiration of their contracts from the Republic of Korea in the same evening. This group included 96 persons from the Republic of Korea, 1 from Singapore, 1 from France, 3 from Chile, 9 from the Philippines,1 from Egypt, 3 from Turkey, 12 from Panama and 5 from Indonesia.
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 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, Myanmar embassies from respective countries and shipping companies.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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