Myanmar Considers Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions

Yangon – Myanmar’s State Counselor’s Office says the government is considering relaxing many COVID-19 restrictions, including stay-at-home orders, to ease the impact on the country’s economy. Myanmar imposed stay-at-home orders on about 75 townships in Bago, Ayeyarwady and Mandalay regions and Kachin and Mon states and the whole of Yangon Region and Rakhine State. Under […]

Myanmar health ministry exempts logistics, airlines and communications business from stay-home order

The previous order by the ministry stated that all private businesses and organisations, except for essential businesses, are to follow the stay-home order 107/2020 bringing confusion among the public on which exact businesses. The new order 108/2020 , on September 22, have expanded the list stating that in addition to essential businesses, including banking and […]

Yangon given less than 24 hours to “lockdown”, businesses to work from home

The Ministry of Health and Sports on September 20 instructed the whole of Yangon Region, excluding Cocokyun township, to stay at home after more than 2500 COVID-19 cases were reported in the region in the past 36 days. The announcement 107/2020 signed by the health minister Dr Myint Htwe states that with the increase in […]