Myanmar citizens stranded abroad arrive back home by relief flight


Myanmar brought back a total of 174 citizens from UAE, Bahrain, Gulf nations and other foreign countries by a relief flight yesterday. The returnees included 13 military personnel from Myanmar’s Military Embassy in Pakistan while 2 citizens are from Bahrain, 109 from UAE, 8 from Kuwait, 10 from Egypt, 5 from Turkey, 2 from Cyprus, 1 from Panama, 9 from Maldives, 4 each from Brazil and South Africa, two each from Italy and Iran, one each from Switzerland, Yugoslavia and Germany.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports, and local officials helped the returnees for health inspections and arranged for 21-day quarantine. To bring back the Myanmar citizens who are stranded in foreign countries by relief flight and chartered flight in accordance with the instructions of National-Level Central Committee on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cooperated with the relevant ministries and Myanmar embassies from respective countries.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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