YANGON, Oct 11 (Eleven Media Group/ANN): Led by Myanmar's military, the Yangon Region General Administration Department has issued an order banning a gathering of five or more people in the roads, streets and lanes of 31 townships of the region and imposing a 10pm-4am curfew.
The order points out some of the Yangon city residents are attempting to harm public security and the rule of law. Their attempts can harm community peace and tranquility, public security and the rule of law and lead to chaos, said the statement.
Thus, assemblies, giving talks, processions with the use of a vehicle or in person, demonstrations, vandalizing and formation of mobs will be banned in the 31 townships of the Yangon municipal area except Seikkyikhanaungto and Dala townships.
“It’s true such an order has been issued. It is dated Oct 8. But it is a regional order. We received the instruction too,” said a township administration department official.
The order had come earlier and it was also due to the ongoing Covid-19 issues in the country.
The 31 townships where the order is in force are Thingangyun, Mingalar Taungnyunt, Tamway, South Oakkalapa, North Oakkalapa, Pazundaung, Dawbon, Botahtaung, Yankin, Tharkayta, Dagon Myothit (South), Dagon Myothit (North), Dagon Myothit (East), Dagon Myothit (Seikkan), Kamayut, Kyauktada, Kyimyindine, Sanchaung, Dagon, Pabedan, Bahan, Mayangon, Hlaing, Lanmadaw, Latha, Ahlon, Insein, Mingalardon, Hlaing Tharya (East and West) and Shwepyitha.
The order will be in force until further notice.
According to a release from the Ministry of Health on Sunday (Oct 10), over 4.11 million people have been fully vaccinated nationwide, while over 5.78 million people have received the first jabs of Covid-19 vaccines as of Saturday.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases in Myanmar has increased to 478,651 on Sunday after 1,318 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, the ministry's release said.
Thirty new deaths were recorded, bringing the death toll to 18,134 in the country as of Sunday, the release said.
According to the ministry's figures, a total of 431,275 patients have been discharged from hospitals and over 4.5 million samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far. - Eleven Media Group/ANN