Shwedagon Pagoda continues to close

The view of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Photo: Myint Maung
The view of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Photo: Myint Maung

According to the announcement 37/2020 issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and to the current situation in Yangon, the Shwedagon Pagoda will continue to be closed, stated Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees.
During the Thingyan Festival, the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most famous pagodas in Yangon region, has been temporarily closed to prevent and control Covid-19.
MoHS issued the announcements of areal restrictions regarding Covid-19. According to the announcements, five or more than five people must not be assembled without good reasons. In order to help prevent the virus spreading, the board of trustees has temporarily closed the pagoda to the public from 10 to 19 April. Now, the pagoda board of trustees has extended its closing period based upon the situation to prevent increasing number of the patients with Covid-19.
Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most famous pagodas in the world and it is the main attraction of Yangon region.
This being so, the pagoda is always crowded with the local and foreign pilgrims.
The reopening date of Shwedagon pagoda will be announced by the Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees. —Myint Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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