Third repatriation flight for Myanmar nationals from Malaysia lands in Yangon 17 June

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Myanmar citizens returned from foreign countries are checked body temperature at the Yangon International Airport on 17 June 2020. Photo: MNA

Myanmar has allowed relief and charter flights for bringing back the citizens stranded in foreign countries due to suspension of international airlines, repatriation of foreigners and carrying overseas businesspersons and experts.
A charter flight of MT Ratu Chemical/Oil Products Tanker from the ENRA Group Bhd to get back its workers who completed their duties in Yetagun offshore field in Dawei landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday morning with 134 Myanmar nationals who stranded in Malaysia with the help of this company and the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
They have been tested negative for COVID-19 in Malaysia, and 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 and the respective hotels in line with the regulations of immigration and medical checks at the airport. As per the directives of National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Myanmar has arranged three repatriation flights to bring back home a total of 334 citizens to date. The fourth and the fifth groups of Myanmar nationals from Malaysia will return home on 19 and 27 June, according to the report of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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