Myanmar Reopens Yangon Factories to Protect Foreign Investment

 Although the spread of COVID-19 in Yangon is not under control, Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports has allowed the city’s garment factories to reopen amid fears of a loss in foreign investment.

Yangon’s clothing factories were initially ordered to cease operations until Oct. 21 to curb the spread of the virus.

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said in a televised speech on Monday evening that the authorities are working to allow the resumption of factory operations for the long-term health of the country’s economy.