Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Ministry of Health
Order No 332/2021

Fullmoon of Wagaung 1383 ME
22 August 2021

The Ministry of Health hereby announced the order by exercising the authority stipulated in Sub-Section (b) of
Section 21 of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law.

  1. The Ministry of Health has taken preventive measures against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in real-time. Therefore, people from some townships of Nay Pyi Taw, Union Territory Area and Taninthayi Region need to stay at home due to the number of confirmed patients on the rise in these townships.
  2. Hence, the people residing in the following townships in Nay Pyi Taw, Union Territory Area and Taninthayi Region are involved in the Stay-at-Home programme.
    (a) Nay Pyi Taw, Union Territory Area
    (1) Tatkon Township
    (b) Taninthayi Region
    (1) Dawei Township
    (2) Myeik Township
  3. The people inclusive of the Stay-at-Home programme of the township need to abide by the following disciplines:- (a) Reside at their homes only
    (1) except for service personnel serving at government department;
    (2) except for those serving at private firms such as banks and monetary services, filling stations, foodstuffs and livestock and fishery, cold storage, medicine and medical equipment production and distribution, purified water production and sales, factories of manufacturing daily personal goods and related industries;
    (3) those in the airline industry who provide services in relief flights/cargo flights and charter flights, ground services, aircraft refuelling, import/export of goods by air, international freight forwarder companies, companies and agencies that provide customs services, aircraft food production and export and aircraft maintenance;
    (4) except for staff from private ports, shipping agencies offices, international freight forwarder companies, customer service companies and agencies, container truck services, port export and import cargo trucks and watercraft, inland container depot and dry ports;
    (5) except for staff from communication service providers such as post services, line phones and mobile phone communication services, internet services (exclusive of sales of telephone and data at shops), tower and fibre maintenance services;
    (b) relevant region and state governments to issue necessary orders and directives and supervision for prevention of COVID-19 infection at CMP factories and workshops;
    (c) organizations and companies to perform their works from homes;
    (d) one person from each house to go out shopping;
    (e) only two persons per house to go to hospitals and clinics;
    (f) wear masks if they go outside the houses;
    (g) allow ferries and registered vehicles only to transport returnees from workplaces to pass the wards;
    (h) allow one person only in addition to the driver in a vehicle for shopping in the ward and two persons except for the driver to go to hospitals or clinics;
    (i) abide by the standard operating procedures (SOP) for trucks to ensure smooth flow of commodities in the township;
  4. People need to inform relevant ward/village administration bodies about seeking approvals to go outside the houses if they have reasons to raise the limited number of participants in the measures and other emergency issues mentioned in subparagraphs (d), (e) and (h) of Paragraph 3. The relevant administrative bodies need not allow ingoing and outgoing persons, except for officials and those returnees from duty.
  5. Action will be taken against those who fail to abide by the order under the existing laws.
  6. The order came into force at 4 am on 23-8-2021.

Dr Thet Khaing Win
Union Minister

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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