Myanmar citizens stranded in Singapore return home

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 Myanmar citizens line up at the immigration counter of the Yangon International Airport.  Photo: Zaw Gyi
Myanmar citizens line up at the immigration counter of the Yangon International Airport.  Photo: Zaw Gyi

To bring back Myanmar citizens stranded in foreign countries due to suspension of international airlines, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been working with Myanmar embassies in respective foreign countries and coordinating with ministries concerned in the foreign countries, in accordance with the guidance of the National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 Disease.
A total of 144 Myanmar citizens facing difficulties in Singapore were brought back to Myanmar by the Myanmar National Airlines, and the first group of the people arrived at Yangon International Airport at 3:15 pm Yesterday.
When they arrived at the airport, Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and Yangon Region Government took respective responsibilities in accordance with the health guidelines released by the Ministry of Health and Sports to put them under the facility quarantine at designated pleaces and hotels.
Similarly, 96 Myanmar citizens from the Republic of Korea arrived back Yangon on 30 April, 2020 under the same programme; 195 from Japan on 2 May 2020 and 38 from Bangladesh and 135 from Thailand on 6 May, and and 144 from Singapore on 7 May, 2020, totalling 608. —MNA

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