Myanmar seamen brought back home by relief flight

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Myanmar returnees are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 31 January 2021. Photo: MNA

THE relief flight of Myanmar Airways International, organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and Dragon Tun Co, flew from Seoul, Republic of Korea to Yangon yesterday evening, in bringing back Myanmar citizens who were stranded in foreign countries.
The group of 122 Myanmar seamen included 75 persons from the ROK, 3 from USA, 9 from Viet Nam, 2 from Singapore, 2 from New Zealand, 1 from Liberia, 2 from Egypt, 9 from Spain, 4 from Brazil, 8 from Greece, 2 from Peru, 3 from Indonesia, 1 from the Netherlands, and 1 from Iceland.
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, shipping companies and Myanmar embassies from respective countries. — MNA (Translated by TTN)

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