People in Myanmar's Yangon region asked to stay at home during traditional water festival holidays

A volunteer spraying disinfectant at a shopping centre during preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus, on Saturday (April 4). Myanmar reported its first coronavirus death -- a 69-year-old man who returned to the country in mid-March after receiving cancer treatment in Australia. - AFP

YANGON: People in Myanmar's Yangon region are asked to stay at home during the holidays of the traditional Thingyan Water Festival from April 10-19, a regional government official told Xinhua on Saturday (April 4).

"We take this measure so as to curb the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus)," Karen Ethnic Affairs Minister Naw Pan Thinzar Myo of Yangon Region said.

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