Myanmar extends COVID-19 restrictions until end of December


YANGON, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar extended its COVID-19 preventive measures until Dec. 31, according to a statement released by the Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The extension is applied to all COVID-19 restrictions that expire on Nov. 30, except the ones that will be eased, the committee said.

The statement said that the extension covers all orders, announcements, directives previously issued by respective government organizations and ministries in order to contain the pandemic.

As of Tuesday, Myanmar recorded a total of 633,217 COVID-19 infections, including 19,488 deaths and 607,725 recoveries, the health ministry's data showed.

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