FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2020
U.S. Embassy Statement on Repatriation of U.S. Citizens
Today, the U.S. Embassy helped 267 American citizens and residents return home during this time of unprecedented challenges. To those who departed Myanmar on a U.S. government-organized flight, we wish you a safe and healthy return home. Thank you to the Myanmar authorities for facilitating this flight.
To the people of Myanmar, the U.S. Embassy remains committed to working closely with the Ministry of Health and Sports and communities to respond to COVID-19. Recently, USAID committed $3.8 million for COVID-19 response, including for water and sanitation supplies, COVID-19 case management, disease surveillance, coordination, and more. CDC continues to provide technical assistance to frontline health workers across the country. All of this is part of our long-standing commitment to health in Myanmar, where we have invested more than $176 million in health assistance.
We encourage everyone to stay informed on how to remain safe and healthy.
U.S. citizens seeking COVID-19 information should enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at step.state.gov and check @ACSRangoon on Twitter for messages and updates. Check coronavirus.gov for COVID-19 health updates. For assistance, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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