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Myanmar seamen abroad brought back home by relief flight

NATIONAL NEWS

A total of 128 Myanmar seamen who were stranded in foreign countries because of the suspension of commercial flights returned home by relief flight yesterday.
The Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and Myanmar Seafarers’ Employment Services Federation jointly organized the relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines to repatriate the Myanmar seamen – 48 from ROK, 22 from Egypt, 1 from Brazil, 1 from the Netherlands, 3 from Malaysia, 21 from Japan, 6 from UAE, 1 from Australia, 7 from Singapore, 5 from Indonesia, 4 from Panama, 3 from France, 1 from the Philippines, 1 from Mexico, 3 from Spain and 1 from the United States. The flight landed at the Yangon International Airport in the late evening.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government provided them with proper medical tests and arranged 7-day quarantine at specific places or designated hotels, followed by the 7-day home quarantine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been working with Myanmar embassies in foreign countries and local ministries concerned to bring back citizens stranded abroad due to the suspension of international commercial flights, in accordance with the guidance of the National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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