People without regular income to be supplied with basic food starting from 10 April, 150 units of electricity bills to be exempted

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Press Release of the National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
14th Waxing Tagu 1381 ME
6 April 2020

1. The National-Level Central Committee Chairperson State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has received letters from the people from all across the nation and after reviewing them have determined how best the Union Government could fulfill the needs.

2. During the long Thingyan holidays which is a very important period for the containment of COVID-19, people from the basic strata of society without regular income will be provided with 8 pyis of rice, 50 ticals of cooking oil, 50 ticals of salt, 1 viss of lentils, and 1 viss of onions for each household starting from 10 April. State/regional governments will collaborate on recording, packaging, transporting and distributing with government departments, UMFCCI, local elders, civil society organizations and volunteers to ensure there is no wastage, delay or corruption.

3. Household electricity bills will be given exemption of up to 150 units till the end of April for the public, religious organizations and humanitarian organizations. (embassies, UN and international organizations not included).

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