Myanmar stranded in Britain, other European countries brought back home by relief flight

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Myanmar nationals returned from Britain and other European countries queue for immigration processes at the Yangon International Airport on 22 June 2020. PHOTO: MNA

With the coordination of Myanmar Embassy in London, a total of 250 Myanmar citizens— 178 seamen in harbours of Britain, Brazil and Germany and 72 Myanmar citizens stranded in the Britain — was brought back on a relief flight of Qatar Airways arranged by shipping companies to the Yangon International Airport yesterday.
Myanmar has allowed relief and special flights for bringing back the Myanmar seamen stranded in foreign countries due to termination of their duties to control COVID-19, face difficulties at their arriving countries that are on lockdown and suspension of international airlines. Myanmar has brought back about 1,000 seamen as of today.
On arrival at the airport, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government helped for their 21-day quarantine period at the designated places in line with the guidelines of immigration and healthcare processes.  —MNA(Translated by TTN)

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