Myanmar nationals fly back home from the Philippines, Thailand by relief flights

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Myanmar returnees from the Philippines queue for immigration process at Yangon International Airport on 28 October. Photo : MNA

The relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Manila landed at the Yangon International Airport bringing back a total of 112 Myanmar nationals after they were stranded in the Philippines due to the suspension of international flights yesterday evening. Another MNA relief flight organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok also brought back a total of 11 Myanmar nationals from Thailand yesterday night.
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.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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