Myanmar Extends COVID-19 Preventive Measures For One More Month

Myanmar’s Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment, yesterday issued an order to extend the period for preventive measures against the pandemic, until the end of Apr.

The extension will be applied to all orders, announcements and directives previously issued by the respective union level government organisations and ministries, the announcement said.

According to the Ministry of Health, Myanmar reported 139 new COVID-19 cases, with a daily positivity rate of 1.07 percent yesterday.

The number of COVID-19 infections has reached 611,587 in the country, including 589,312 recoveries, the ministry said.

The country’s death toll remains at 19,430, as no new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported for four consecutive days, official data showed.

Over 21.8 million people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Mar 29.

The virus was first detected in Myanmar in Mar, 2020.

Source: NAM News Network