Myanmar seamen from Britain brought back home by special flight

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Myanmar citizens and seafarers queuing for their immigration process at the Yangon International Airport yesterday.  Photo: MNA

A total of 250 Myanmar citizens—249 seamen onboard the cruise ships of the Global Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line in harbours of Briatain and Panama and a Buddhist monk — was brought back on a relief flight of Qatar Airways to the Yangon International Airport yesterday morning.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working in line with guidelines set by the National Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and cooperating with relevant ministries, Myanmar embassies abroad to repatriate Myanmar citizens stranded due to COVID-19.
The returnees were given proper medical examination and quarantine for 21 days as organized by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government.
Next, another 250 Myanmar citizens and seamen already arrived in Britain will also be repatriated to Myanmar by Qatar Airways with arrangements of the Cruise Line Companies and Myanmar Embassy in London on 22 June, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.—MNA  (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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