Myanmar extends COVID-19 preventive measures until January 31

The Myanmar government has further extended COVID-19 preventive measures in the country until January 31, 2021 to curb the spread of COVID-19. The National Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19 announced December 29 that it will extend restrictions [excluding those which are to be relaxed or tightened further] to January 31 […]

MOHS allows factory workers from stay-home townships to resume work

Workers from factories and companies in Yangon have been allowed to go back to work since October 22, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports. The announcement released on October 25 stated that workers in Yangon, Mandalay, Bago and Ayeyarwady regions as well as Mon State were able to resume work starting October 22 […]

Yangon factory workers given three days to withdraw salary

Factory workers in Yangon will be given three days during the stay-home period to leave their homes to withdraw their salaries. Cut-Make-Pack (CMP) workers will be able to withdraw their wages for September starting Thursday [October 8], according to the Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar (CTUM). “The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce […]

Yangon officials start inspecting QR codes of cars, people allowed to travel

Officials have commenced inspecting drivers on the road for the appropriate documents required for travel between one township to another in Yangon, according to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). “Only those with the right documentation and ID will be allowed to pass,” said U Aung Nyein Kyaw, chair of Thaketa township YCDC office. “Roadside […]

More than 100,000 apply for QR code to travel in Yangon

More than 100,000 have applied for the QR pass code in Yangon, which allows the holder to travel from one township to another amid a region-wide stayhome order. The QR code is issued only for businesses and there are more than hundreds of thousands of applicants to date, said U Aye Win, general secretary of […]

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 […]