Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Ministry of Health and Sports
8th Waning of Kasone, 1382 ME
14 May 2020
The Ministry of Health and Sports is issuing this order in line with provisions stated under Article 21-(b) of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law.
1. The Ministry of Health and Sports is implementing preparatory measures against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a timely manner and has announced 10 townships in Yangon Region and 1 township in Sagaing Region are inclusive in the “Stay at Home” programme.
2. The following observations have been made at the aforementioned townships during the “Stay at Home” programme:
(a) There has been no additional COVID-19 cases in the last 21 days.
(b) There have been no incident of mass transmission of the virus from persons with positive cases.
(c) Relevant departments, organizations and the public have closely adhered to awareness raising programmes during the “Stay at Home” programme.
(d) Lab specimens of all possible persons to have been in close proximity to confirmed cases have been tested and tested negative in the last 21 days.
(e) Active participation observed on part of township administrative bodies, health department officials, affiliated departments and organizations, volunteer groups, and the public in virus prevention and containment processes.
3. Upon reviewing the virus transmission rates and epidemiological data, the following townships in Yangon Region and Sagaing Region are found to have complied with all facts outlined in the section (2). Thus, these townships have been removed from the “Stay at Home” programme effective at 4:00 am on 15-5-2020:
(a) Shwepyitha Township
(b) Hlinethaya Township
(c) Mingaladon Township
(d) Botahtaung Township
(e) Kalay Township
Dr Myint Htwe
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)