Suu Kyi: Very few are following rules

  • AseanPlus News
  • Sunday, 17 May 2020

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, while holding a video conference with the people on the public transportation sector, said that people aren’t following health instructions fully concerning social distancing in public places.

Those participating in the discussion were Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) managing director Aung Nyi Nyi Maw and other officials who are working to prevent a Covid-19 outbreak in trains.

“No matter what rules were laid down at this time, it was found that very few followed them fully.

“For example, at the bus stops, although there are marks for queuing, people were crowding at a single place.

“I don’t know if the people lack understanding of the rules or they have zero tolerance while waiting for buses. There are some townships where the lockdown has been eased to a certain extent. We have to give hope to people.

“We don’t want them to feel pressure because we do not know when this will be over. If there are more people following instructions, there will be more good situations. Otherwise, the situation will be the same. There are more chances of spreading Covid-19,” said Suu Kyi.

Before Covid-19, there were 4,500 buses per day and now, about 1,300 to 2,500 buses are running daily for 100,000 to 300,000 commuters in Yangon, according to Aung Nyi Nyi Maw. — Eleven Media Group/ANN

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