WORLD Myanmar to lift stay-at-home order in some townships

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Myanmar to lift stay-at-home order in some townships

Xinhua

23:00, December 26, 2020

A doctor wearing reindeer antlers and personal protective equipment works in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Ayeyarwady Covid Centre in Mandalay, Myanmar, on December 25, 2020, Christmas Day, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo: AFP)

YANGON, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Ministry of Health and Sports on Saturday announced the lifting of stay-at-home order in some townships of regions and states as fewer daily infection cases are seen there.

According to the order issued by the ministry, the stay-at-home order will be lifted in all townships excluding three townships in Yangon region on Sunday.

Also, the lifting of stay-at-home order will be applied to some townships in Mandalay, Bago, Ayeyarwady regions, and Mon and Kachin states, respectively.

Meanwhile, a stay-at-home order will be imposed by the ministry in four townships, Aungmyaythazan, Chanmyathazai, Pyigyidagun and Patheingyi townships of Mandalay regions starting Sunday as part of containment measures against COVID-19.

According to the ministry's figures, on Saturday, 734 new infections were reported with 27 more deaths in the country.

As of Saturday, 121,280 cases and 2,579 deaths were recorded while 102,163 recovered patients have been discharged from hospitals.

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