Over 2,300 Myanmar nationals brought home by relief flights amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-25 20:53:59|Editor: huaxia

YANGON, May 25 (Xinhua) -- A total of 2,326 Myanmar nationals who were stranded in foreign countries due to the suspension of international commercial flights amid COVID-19 outbreak have been brought back home by relief flights so far, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday.

"More Myanmar nationals from Thailand, Singapore, India and Korea will arrive soon this month," an official from the Consular and Legal Affairs Department under the ministry told Xinhua.

Plans are underway to bring more nationals back home from other foreign countries, the official said.

All returnees have to stay under quarantine at designated facilities or hotels in Yangon region for 21 days upon arrival.

According to the Health and Sports Ministry, Myanmar has reported 201 COVID-19 cases with six deaths as of Monday morning. Enditem