Night curfew imposed in Rakhine as Covid-19 cases increase

Narinjara News, 3 September 2020

Rakhine government imposed night curfew in all townships from Wednesday for the next two months as the number of Covid-19 positive cases increases to nearly 500 within three weeks.

Rakhine municipal minister and also State government spokesperson U Win Myint said, “With an aim to prevent the outbreak of novel corona virus in the State, the night curfew has been imposed in all 17 townships.”

He also appealed to the Rakhine people to comply with the guidelines issued by the health ministry over Covid-19.

Now the residents of Arakan State are directed to be confined in their campuses from 9 pm to 4 am, unless there is an emergency.

According to the concerned ministry Rakhine State reported  449 Covid-19 positive cases  from 16 August to 2 September evening. Sittwe township contributed the highest number of infected individuals (251) followed by Kyaukphyu (60),  Meabon (23),  Maungdaw (20), Pauk Taw (20), Mrauk U (20), Kyauktaw (11), Ponnakyunt (10),  Minbya (10), Thandawe (8), Buthidaung (6), Taungup (5),  Ann (2), Gwa (1), Man Aung
(1) and Rathidaung (1).

Myanmar as a country recorded 1058 Covid-19 positive cases  till  2 September last. It has lost six persons due to the corona virus complications. Till date,  164,266 persons were tested and 359 patients have recovered. Altogether  7,685 patients are under medical observations.