Republic of the Union of Myanmar Public announcement of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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State seal of Myanmar.svgRepublic of the Union of Myanmar
Public announcement of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,
Chairperson of the National-Level Central Committee
for Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

8th Waning of Kasone, 1382 ME
14 May 2020

1. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. The Office of the President made a public announcement, while the Union ministries, Nay Pyi Taw Council and Region/State governments issued orders, directives and announcements respectively to prevent and control the spread of this disease in Myanmar.

2. Due to the collaborative efforts and effective coordination of the Union Government, Union ministries, Nay Pyi Taw Council, Region/State governments and the people in protection, control and prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), it has been observed at this time that the disease has been contained to a certain extent, therefore the orders and directives are being relaxed step by step including the relaxation of the “stay at home” restrictions in the five townships in States/Regions and the Nay Pyi Taw Area.

3. However, as we cannot assume that the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been brought fully under control, the people are requested and advised to strictly follow the directives of the Ministry of Health and Sports in relation to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) prevention, containment, and control, with full health awareness and alertness to health dangers.

Aung San Suu Kyi
State Counsellor

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