Sat, 04 Jul 2020

YANGON, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar government on Thursday announced the extension of preventive measures until June 15.

The extension will not apply to the measures which have been lifted, the Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 said in an announcement.

On the same day, the Health and Sports Ministry lifted the restriction of gathering of five or more persons under certain conditions, state media quoted the ministry's order as saying.

The ministry also announced removing the restriction on four out of 10 townships in Yangon which have been put under the government's stay-at-home orders.

According to the ministry's figures, Myanmar has reported 206 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with six deaths as of late Thursday.

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