RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE
The Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19 announced that the measures to deal with COVID-19 have been extended until the end of May.
- While gathering of five or more remain prohibited and preschools remain closed, there have been relaxation measures granted at varying degree across townships, based on the local transmission in the townships in the past two weeks. For example, all businesses in Mandalay, excluding entertainment establishments will be allowed to resume operations after 16 May. Stay home restrictions in four townships in Yangon and one township in Sagaing Region will be lifted from the evening of 15 May onwards.
- The Government has shortened the night curfew by two hours for all states and region where this is applicable. The curfew is changed from 10pm-4am to 12am-4am and this will start from 15 May onwards.
IMPACT ON FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
- In Yangon, dine in in selected townships is allowed for establishments with no cases of COVID-19, with the observance of safe distancing measures according to guidelines from the Ministry of Health. In some area, dine in is not allowed at this stage and food services are limited to takeaway and delivery.
- During the time of movement restrictions, 21 industries have been declared as essential, including transportation, logistics and freight, port services and goods import and export. The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has also declared the fertilizer sector as essential.