Myanmar bans gatherings of five and more as COVID-19 spreads

The Myanmar government banned gatherings of five and above following a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, now at 85 as at 10:30pm on April 16.

Failure to comply with the measures will warrant action under the 1995  Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law. 

Gatherings of five and above will no longer be permitted, except for public servants, corporate employees and factory workers commuting to and from their workplaces, when buying and selling at permitted markets and shopping malls, engaging in permitted logistics or delivery of goods, legal affairs, permitted COVID-19 control and protection activities, emergencies as well as going to hospitals and or clinics due to health issues and at funerals.