Myanmar Extends Entry Restrictions Until End Of Mar

Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, yesterday, further extended entry restrictions for all travellers, until the end of Mar, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The extension will be applied to the entry of all travellers, the issuance of all types of visas and visa exemptions services, until Mar 31.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, issued a further extension of the suspension of international commercial flights, till Mar 31, in an effort to prevent imported COVID-19 cases.

Myanmar’s Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment for COVID-19, also announced a further extension of all orders, announcements, directives previously issued by the respective union level government organisations and ministries, until Mar 31.

Myanmar reported 2,346 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the tally in the country to 590,237, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.

The ministry said, a total of 22,732 lab samples were tested yesterday, and the daily positivity rate is 10.32 percent.

The total death toll in the country has risen to 19,372, after four more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, the release said.

According to the ministry’s figures, another 1,703 patients have been discharged from hospitals yesterday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 536,477.

Myanmar detected its first two COVID-19 cases in Mar, 2020.

Source: NAM News Network