Myanmar nationals, seamen brought back home by relief flights

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Myanmar returnees are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 30 December 2020. Photo : MNA

The relief flight of Myanmar Airways International organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur landed at Yangon International Airport, bringing back a total of 175 Myanmar nationals after they were stranded in Malaysia due to the temporary suspension of international flights yesterday evening.
Another MAI relief flight organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and the Crew Change Supporting Committee (CCSC) also brought back a total of 131 Myanmar seafarers from the Republic of Korea, yesterday evening. Among them, 77 seafarers were from the ROK, 25 from Indonesia, 4 from Singapore, 7 from the UAE, 3 from Germany, 2 from France, 8 from Cyprus, 1 from Egypt and 4 from Japan.
Moreover, the 18th relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines, organized by Riyadh, brought 108 citizens back home in the same evening. The group included 83 from the UAE, 1 from Egypt, 5 from South Africa, 1 from Tanzania, 14 from Maldives and 4 from Sri Lanka.
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.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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