Myanmar seamen from Philippines brought back home by special flight

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Myanmar seamen returned from the Philippines queue for immigration processes at the Yangon International Airport on 9 June 2020. Photo: MNA

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.
A total of 30 Myanmar seamen onboard the cruise ship of the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) in Manila Bay in the Philippines was brought back on a relief flight of Air Asia Philippines to the Yangon International Airport yesterday evening.
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.
So far a total of 400 Myanmar seamen have been repatriated back home.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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