Myanmar seamen fly back home from ROK by relief flights

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Myanmar seamen are queuing for immigration processes at Yangon International Airport on 2 November. Photo : MNA

A chartered relief flight of Myanmar Airways International, organized by Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and Dragon Tun company, brought 135 seamen who have expired their employment contract with their shipping lines back home yesterday evening.
The group of Myanmar seamen on the flight were 123 from the Republic of Korea, 7 from Indonesia, 3 from Sri Lanka and 2 from Singapore.
Moreover, 144 Myanmar seamen, for the crew change, arrived back home from the Republic of Korea by a chartered relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines, organized by the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul and the Myanmar Seamen’s Federation on the same evening.
The second group also included 141 from the Republic of Korea, 2 from Poland and 1 from Singapore.
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 Aung Khin)

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