The State Counselor says government funds will allow affected sectors to recover from coronavirus.
President’s Office spokesman U Zaw Htay says all dine-in services will be banned across the nation as transmissions have been linked to restaurants.
Stricter stay-at-home orders for the whole city started on Monday while businesses are being told to work from home as coronavirus cases rise by up to 500 per day.
The election will proceed on Nov. 8 despite the COVID-19 epidemic, the UEC said, while vowing to ensure Health Ministry guidelines are enforced at all voting stations.
The public’s cooperation has kept coronavirus cases to a manageable level, says one of Yangon’s medical chiefs.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, monitoring and reporting by Myanmar citizens will be remotely overseen by international specialists.
Ruling party says voting should go forward despite COVID-19 restrictions, as delaying it would mean postponing it to an uncertain future.
The military’s spokesman, Major General Zaw Min Tun, tells The Irrawaddy that thousands of civilians could be quarantined on military land across Myanmar.
A teenage girl and a 90-year-old man were among 18 new COVID-19 fatalities announced on Thursday; Myanmar has now reported 3,895 cases with 57 deaths.
Those directly involved in the functioning of Naypyitaw’s ministries were tested as a priority.
Trade on Myanmar’s border with China has ground to a halt and truckloads of goods are stranded after the Chinese town of Ruili closed its customs office due to COVID-19.
The rapid rise in coronavirus continues with deaths reaching 39 and calls for Yangon residents to be extra careful with preventative measures.
The Ayeyarwady Foundation is converting a football stadium in Yangon into a makeshift COVID-19 treatment center as the city’s hospitals reach capacity.
Myanmar reported 12 more fatalities from COVID-19 on Monday—11 in Yangon and one in Sittwe; the country’s death toll now stands at 32 with 3,299 total cases.
A chief medic in Sittwe says the current strain of coronavirus is more virulent but less deadly than earlier this year.