Nepalese, Myanmar citizens facing difficulties for returning home due of outbreak of COVID-19 taken back by Tatmadaw airplane, medical supplies for prevention, control and treatment of disease donated by the Tatmadaw for Nepalese Armed Forces
NAY Pyi Taw June 5
As Nepal temporarily suspended opera-tions of international passenger flights due to outbreak of pandemic COVID-19, the Tatmadaw airplane today took back the persons who are in Nepal for various reasons and difficult for returning to Myanmar and sent back Nepalese citizens facing difficulties to return home to Nepal.
Two Nepalese members of the Sangha, one nun and 23 laypersons facing difficulties to return home from Myanmar were transported to Kathmandu of Nepal by Tatmadaw airplane from Mingaladon Airbase this morning. Nepalese Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Bhim Krishna Udas and officials and senior military officers saw them off.
The airplane also carried medical supplies for prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 donated by the Tatmadaw to staff of Myanmar Embassy to Nepal and to the Nepalese Armed Forces—10,700 surgical masks, 600 N95 masks, 250 face shields, five containers of Sodium Hypochloride (15L), 100 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE), 1,000 pairs of examination gloves, one non-contact thermometer, 165 bottles of hand gel and 165 bottles of hand sanitizer.
Moreover, the airplane took 53 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE), 3,000 surgical masks, 300 N95 masks, four face shields, 36 protection goggles, 500 pairs of gloves, 10 units of Lasor Temperature, 10 units of Ozone, 10 Oxygen Concentrators and 10 4G GSM mobile phones donated by Noble Compassionate Volunteer Group-NCV for using them in prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 in Nepal.
The airplane arrived in Kathmandu of Nepal in the afternoon. It was welcomed by officials from Nepal. Pilot Major Aung Ko Ko handed over the medical supplies to Brigadier General Ashish Narshing Rana of the Nepalese Armed Forces and Deputy Secretary of Myanmar Embassy to Nepal U Win Myint.
Afterwards, the airplane which took back four Myanmar members of the Sangha and 37 Myanmar citizens residing in Nepal for many reasons and facing difficulties for returning to Myanmar together with two Nepalese citizens on request of the Nepalese Embassy to Myanmar, totalling 43 left there and arrived back at Yangon International Airport in the evening. They were welcomed back by Nepalese Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Bhim Krishna Udas, officials and senior military officers.
Those returnees from Nepal were per-formed initial medical checkups at Yangon International Airport and sent to designated quarantine centres.