Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Ministry of Health and Sports
9th Waxing of Thadingyut, 1382 ME
(25 October 2020)
The Ministry of Health and Sports is exercising the rights in Article 21-(b) of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law to issue this order.
1. The Ministry of Health and Sports is continuously working on prevention measures against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and amid the discovery of new positive cases including those who have not had contact with any positive cases and no travel history and the rapid increase of cases in a short period, the ministry issued Order 97/2020 dated 26-8-2020, Order 107/2020 dated 20-9-2020, Order 110/2020 dated 25-9-2020, and Order 129/2020 dated 19-10-2020 to announce all citizens in all townships in Rakhine State; all townships in Yangon Region (Excluding Cocogyun Township); Mawlamyine and Bilin townships in Mon State; Mahaaungmye, Chanayethazan and Amarapura townships in Mandalay Region; Kawa, Bago and Thanatpin townships in Bago Region; Pathein, Pyapon and Maubin townships in Ayeyawady Region; Phakant and Mohnyin townships in the Kachin State are included in the “stay-at-home” programme.
2. However, in order to hold the 2020 General Election successfully, the ministry has made an exception for the voters including advance voters in the above-mentioned townships, so the advance voters are allowed to go to the designated places for advance voting and the voters are allowed to go to the polling stations on the election day.
Dr Myint Htwe