As the cases kept ticking up in Myanmar, with total number of 132 as reported two hours ago by the Ministry of Health today, the Yangon Region Government has extended 10pm-4am curfew to another two month — until June 18.

Myanmar has applied rules and precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus since WHO has declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic.

Today, the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi writes on her Facebook, the Central Committee on Prevention, Controlling and Treatment of COVID-19 has extended its Stay-Home period from April 30 to May 15.

“The first wave of the virus is still encountering in Myanmar and we don’t know when it’s going to end. We are hoping for the best and prepared for the worst at the same time. Now we are setting out the rules and regulations for healthcare, quarantine plans and transportations for those citizens who were told to wait until 30 April at the borders to return home,” she added.

“If the COVID-19 situation can be controlled after two months then the night curfew order will be annulled. However, if it cannot be controlled, we will make the necessary announcements when needed,” said U Hla Htay, MP of Mingalar Taung Nyunt constituency No.1 to Myanmar Times today.

Residents will not be allowed to leave their homes during the curfew unless prior approval by ward officials is granted amid emergency circumstances. Action will be taken in the event of failure according to the curfew.

Myanmar now has total number of 132 cases and 9 recoveries. Five deaths have been attributed to the virus.



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