No plan to shut shopping centers in Yangon – said Phyo Min Thein

21st, March 2020

-Regional government has no plan to close markets and shopping centers in Yangon said Phyo Min Thein, chief minister of Yangon Region in his speech delivered in Saturday fund raising event for COVID-19.

Rumors of closing shopping centers in commercial city have been spreading in social media in these days amid coronavirus fears. Chief minister denied the news before admitting there is a ban on Karaoke centers, cinemas and massage parlors as well as public gatherings.

He also said regional government is planning to initiate public awareness program and starting implementation of preventive measures to tackle COVID-19.

No positive cases have been reported in Myanmar until March 21st. There are 175 suspected cases nationwide.

News Ref – Myanmar Times (Burmese)

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