Myanmar seamen and nationals fly back home by relief flights

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Myanmar returnees are seen at the Yangon International Airport on 31 October 2020. Photo: MNA

The relief flight of Myanmar National Airway (MNA) organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and Myanmar Seafarers’ Federation, landed at the Yangon International Airport bringing back a total of 106 Myanmar seamen after they were stranded in abroad due to the suspension of international flights yesterday evening.
Among them, 92 seamen were from the Republic of Korea, 12 from South Africa, 1 from Spain and 1 from Qatar.
Similarly, the 12th relief flight of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Riyadh also brought back a total of 171 Myanmar nationals including 151 Myanmar seamen who were stranded in Oman, Bahrain and the UAE, yesterday morning.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Health and Sports and the Yangon Region government arranged 7-day quarantine at specific places or designated hotels, followed by the 7-day home quarantine.
To bring back the Myanmar citizens and Myanmar seamen who are stranded in foreign countries by relief flights and chartered flights in accordance with the instructions from 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 Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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