The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Ministry of Health and Sports
2nd Waxing of Wagaung, 1382 ME
(20 August 2020)
The Ministry of Health and Sports has issued this order in exercise of the authority mentioned in the Section 21 (b) of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law.
As the Ministry of Health and Sports is carrying out preventive measures against (Coronavirus Disease 2019 – COVID-19) in real-time. There were 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Rakhine State up to 20-8-2020 morning. Six new confirmed cases were reported from 16-8-2020 to 20-8-2020 morning. Therefore, people residing in Sittway Township in Rakhine State are required to “Stay at Home” in order to effectively control the spread of the disease.
Therefore, it is hereby announced that people residing in Sittway Township, Rakhine State are included in the “Stay at Home” programme.
People in the township who are included in the Stay at Home programme shall follow the following rules:
(a) To stay only at their homes (those who need to perform their duties at governmental departments, organizations, companies, factories and workplaces not included)
(b) Only one person per one household to go out for necessary shopping
(c) Only two persons per household to go to hospital or clinic if such a need arises
(d) To put on masks when going outside
(e) To allow only authorized vehicles, and buses providing transport services to those who are going to workplaces to perform their duties, to pass through the wards
(f) Each vehicle is to carry only a driver and a passenger for going shopping in the ward, and only a driver and two persons for going to hospital or clinic
4. Regarding matters relating to clauses b, c and f of paragraph 3, if more passengers need to ride on the vehicle or to go for other emergencies, they are to seek approval from the respective Ward Administration Office, and the responsible persons of the respective Ward Administration Office shall not allow anyone to go out or come in to their wards except those who are going out and coming in to assume their charge of duties.
5. Action will be taken against those who fail to abide by this order under the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law.
6. This order comes into effect from 8 pm on 20-8-2020.
Dr Myint Htwe