A total of 257 Myanmar citizens stranded in foreign countries because of suspension of commercial flights returned home by relief flights yesterday.
Myanmar Embassy in Washington and Myanmar Embassy in Seoul jointly organized the relief flight of Myanmar Airways International, bringing a total of 114 Myanmar nationals – 28 from the United States, 14 from Panama and 72 from the Republic of Korea – from Incheon International Airport to the Yangon International Airport. Similarly, Myanmar Embassy in Singapore and Myanmar Seamen’s Federation jointly organized a relief flight bringing back 143 Myanmar seamen home from Changi Airport.
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 7-day quarantine, followed by 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 commercial flights, in accordance with the guidance of the National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19.
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)