Tue, 16 Aug 2022

YANGON, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar announced the extension of COVID-19 preventive measures until Aug. 31, according to the Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment for COVID-19 on Sunday.

The extension is applied to all COVID-19 restrictions that expired on July 31, except the ones that will be eased, the committee said in a statement.

The statement added that the extension covers all orders, announcements, directives previously issued by respective government organizations and ministries in order to contain COVID-19.

The Southeast Asian country confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 614,092, official data showed.

The total number of deaths from COVID-19 remained unchanged at 19,434 on Sunday, as no new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 592,898 patients have recovered as of Sunday.

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