Myanmar returnees fly back home from Malaysia, South Korea by relief flights

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Myanmar nationals line up for immigration service at the Yangon International Airport on 17 October 2020. Photo: MNA

A relief flight of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur landed at the Yangon International Airport bringing back a total of 175 Myanmar nationals including 40 Myanmar seamen and 40 Myanmar prisoners released from detention centre after they were stranded in Malaysia due to the suspension of international flights yesterday afternoon.
The MAI relief flight organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and Crew Change Supporting Myanmar also brought back 136 Myanmar seamen from South Korea yesterday evening.
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 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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