Myanmar seamen brought back home from ROK by relief flight

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Myanmar returnees are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 21 December 2020. Photo : MNA

A total of 135 Myanmar seamen who were stranded in the Republic of Korea due to the suspension of international flights arrived in Yangon yesterday. They were brought back home by the relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines, organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and the Myanmar Seafarers’ Employment Services Federation.
The group of Myanmar seamen included 83 persons from the ROK, 1 from Russia, 4 from Japan, 14 from Panama, 4 from South Africa, 3 from China, 13 from Indonesia, 11 from Singapore, and 2 from the Netherlands.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government arranged 7-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, Myanmar embassies from respective countries and shipping companies.—MNA

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