A relief flight of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) brought back 135 Myanmar citizens from Thailand landed in Yangon International Airport around 8 pm yesterday.
Similarly, 37 students attending the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh, and a Myanmar citizen stranded in Dhaka were brought back to Myanmar on a MAI relief flight yesterday evening.
The National Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) gave guidelines on retrieving the Myanmar citizens while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinated with the Myanmar embassies in Bangkok and Dhaka and their local government ministries.
The Myanmar citizens from Thailand and Bangladesh will be quarantined at designated facilities or hotels for 21 days in line with directives issued by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and the Ministry of Health and Sports. The two ministries and the Yangon Region government will be collaborating to ensure a positive experience during the quarantine.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)