Myanmar extends suspension of int'l flights for one more month over COVID-19

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YANGON, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Communications on Monday announced the extension of suspension period of international commercial flights until the end of September.

The extension was made to continue preventing the importation of COVID-19 to the country through air travel.

According to a release from Ministry of Health, Myanmar reported 3,583 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally in the country to 395,883 on Monday.

A total of 104 new deaths were reported on Monday, bringing the death toll to 15,287 in the country, the release said.

According to the ministry's figures, a total of 348,682 patients have been discharged from hospitals and over 3.57 million samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far.

Meanwhile, Myanmar's State Administration Council on Monday has further extended the public holiday period for 10 more days to Sept. 10 for further prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 infection.

According to the council's order, the Central Bank of Myanmar and its subordinate government banks and private banks will be exempted from public holidays.

Myanmar's Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment for COVID-19 also announced an extension of closure of basic education schools until Sept. 10, due to the need to continuously curb the spread of COVID-19 infections.

Myanmar detected its first two positive cases of COVID-19 on March 23 last year. Enditem

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