Myanmar repatriates 56 nationals from Viet Nam on 17 Sept

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A Myanmar citizen returned from Viet Nam is seen at the immigration counter of Yangon International Airport on 17 September 2020. PHOTO: MNA

A total of 56 Myanmar nationals who were stranded in Viet Nam due to suspension of commercial flights returned home yesterday. Myanmar Airways International (MAI)’s relief flight carrying the Myanmar citizens from Viet Nam landed at the Yangon International Airport in the evening. The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government provided them with proper medical tests and arranged 14-day quarantine at specific places or designated hotels, followed by the 7-day home quarantine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs 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 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 15,453 Myanmar nationals abroad were repatriated by relief flights and special flights.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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