Myanmar nationals from Thailand, Bangladesh return home on relief flight

YANGON (XINHUA) – Myanmar authorities brought back 135 Myanmar nationals from Thailand and 38 from Bangladesh by a relief flight on Wednesday, state-run media reported yesterday.

To retrieve the Myanmar nationals from Thailand and Bangladesh, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinated with the Myanmar embassies in Bangkok and Dhaka and their local government ministries under the guidelines of the National Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19.

The returnees from the two countries will be put under quarantine at designated facilities or hotels for 21 days in line with the directives issued by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and the Ministry of Health and Sports.

It was learnt that the two ministries and Yangon Region government will collaborate to ensure a positive experience during the quarantine.

Myanmar reported 162 COVID-19 confirmed cases with six deaths as of yesterday morning since the infectious disease was first detected in the country on March 23.