170 Myanmar citizens repatriated from Philippines, India

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Myanmar nationals returned from the Philippines queue for immigration process at the Yangon Internaitonal Airport on 5 July 2020. Photo : MNA

A total of 170 Myanmar nationals – 122 from the Philippines and 48 from India – arrived back home by relief flights in last two days.
Myanmar Airways International (MAI)’s relief flight carrying 122 Myanmar citizens from the Philippines landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday.

Of them, 15 are those who stranded in the Philippines and 107 are those who were working on the ships of Conquest Dream and Holland America of Carnival Cruise Line.

Air India’s relief flight carrying 48 Myanmar nationals stranded in India arrived at the Yangon International Airport on 4 May.

On arrivals at the airport, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government provided the returnees with proper medical examination and arranged 21-day quarantine for them.

The ministry 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.

Until now a total of 6, 818 Myanmar citizens were repatriated from foreign countries.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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