THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.
September 21, 2020
On September 20, the Ministry of Health and Sports issued a regionwide stay-at-home order, effective at 8:00 a.m. on September 21, for Yangon Region (except for Coco Islands). This order expands existing stay-at-home orders already in place in 28 of 33 townships to all of Yangon Region.
- Government employees must continue to follow the previous arrangement announced on September 14 of two weeks at the office and two weeks at home.
- Employees of private businesses and organizations are to work from home. Those working in banking and finance, gas stations, food and refrigeration services, production and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, medical equipment production, and the distribution of drinking water and personal hygiene items are exempt.
- Employees of cut-make-pack factories must not go to work for two weeks, from September 24 to October 7.
- Only one person from a household can go out to purchase groceries/essential supplies.
- Only two persons from a household can go out to seek medical treatment.
- At all times, face masks must be worn when going out.
- Only vehicles transporting passengers to places of work can pass through other townships.
- A vehicle must only have one passenger in addition to the driver when shopping within the ward and two passengers and a driver when going out to seek medical treatment.
- If more people than the specified number of persons mentioned above need to go out for any emergency purpose, they must get approval from the respective ward administration. The ward administration must only allow those who are going to and from work to enter or exit their ward.
- Failure to comply with this order will warrant action under the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law.
- This order is effective starting at 8 a.m. on September 21, 2020.
- This order supersedes order 100/2020 issued on September 1 and order 102/2020 issued on September 9, 2020.