Myanmar gov't repatriates over 13,300 citizens on relief flight

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YANGON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Myanmar government has brought 13,364 citizens stranded abroad back home so far, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry late Wednesday.

On Wednesday night 92 Myanmar nationals from foreign countries arrived at the Yangon International Airport by relief flights.

The returnees include seamen and others from Singapore, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Pakistan, Germany, Britain, Israel and Russia respectively.

Due to the suspension of international commercial flights during the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has been bringing back its citizens stranded in foreign countries by relief flights or special flights.

Under the management of the respective ministries and the Yangon Region Government, the returnees will be put under facility quarantine in Yangon region for 21 days on their arrivals.

As part of containment measures against COVID-19, the Myanmar government has extended the effective period of temporary entry restrictions for incoming visitors and suspension of operating international air services until Sept. 30.

Myanmar has reported 1,058 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with six deaths as of Thursday morning, according to the latest figures released by the Health and Sports Ministry. Enditem

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