Myanmar relief flights bring back 297 citizens from overseas

A relief flight by Myanmar Airways International (MAI) brought home 143 Myanmar citizens from the UAE and Bahrain through Doha International Airport and landed at Yangon International Airport at 1 am yesterday. Another MAI relief flight brought back 111 Myanmar citizens from the Philippines and 28 Myanmar seamen from Norwegian Costa Atlantica and Viking Orion cruise ships to Yangon International Airport at 7 pm yesterday. Similarly, a special flight from Air KBZ brought back 12 Myanmar seamen and 3 citizens from Chittagong Port in Bangladesh to Yangon International Airport at 4 pm yesterday. Officials from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, Ministry of Health and Sports, and the Yangon Region government performed health examinations on the aforementioned passengers when they landed and also arranged their 21-day quarantine period. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working with Myanmar Embassies abroad and other ministries to retrieve Myanmar citizens stranded overseas due to COVID-19. The ministry has repatriated 5,325 Myanmar citizens so far, including over a thousand seamen stranded in ports of other nations.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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