Myanmar seamen brought back home from Singapore, ROK by relief flights

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Myanmar returnees are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 15 January 2021. Photo: MNA

The 35th relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Singapore landed at Yangon International Airport, bringing back a total of 143 Myanmar seamen after they were stranded in Singapore due to the suspension of international flights, yesterday evening.
Another MNA relief flight organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and Myanmar Seamen’s Federation also brought back a total of 142 Myanmar seamen who were stranded abroad, yesterday evening. Among them, 87 people were from the Republic of Korea, 2 from the United States, 1 from Kenya, 5 from Indonesia, 8 from Spain, 1 from Bangladesh, 9 from Japan, 6 from Ecuador, 5 from Singapore, 9 from Egypt, 6 from France 1 from the Netherlands and 1 from Tanzania.
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 and Myanmar embassies from respective countries and shipping companies.—MNA  (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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