Myanmar seamen, citizens fly back home from Egypt, Japan

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Myanmar returnees queue for immigration service at the Yangon International Airport on 29 October 2020. Photo: MNA

The relief flight of Myanmar National Airway organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Cairo landed at the Yangon International Airport bringing back a total of 140 Myanmar seamen after they were stranded in Egypt due to the suspension of international flights, yesterday morning.
Another MNA relief flight organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo also brought back a total of 157 Myanmar nationals from Japan yesterday evening.
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.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinated with the relevant ministries and Myanmar embassies from respective countries to bring back the citizens and Myanmar seamen by relief flights and chartered flights in accordance with the instructions from National-Level Central Committee on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), —MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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