Myanmar seamen return home by relief flight on 16 Oct

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Myanmar seamen line up for immigration service at the Yangon International Airport on 16 October 2020. Photo: MNA

A total of 492 Myanmar seamen who were stranded in foreign countries because of suspension of commercial flights – 242 from Berlin, 100 from Hanoi and 150 from Singapore – came back home by relief flight yesterday.
Myanmar Embassy in Berlin organized a relief flight of Condor Airlines, Myanmar Embassy in Hanoi organized a relief flight of Myanmar Airways International, and Myanmar Embassy in Singapore organized a relief flight of Myanmar National Airways in bringing back the Myanmar seamen. The three relief flights all landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday.
At the airport, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government provided them with proper medical tests and arranged 7-day quarantine, followed by 7-day home quarantine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been working with Myanmar embassies in foreign countries and local ministries concerned to bring back citizens stranded abroad due to the suspension of international commercial flights, in accordance with the guidance of the National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19.— MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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