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Myanmar Transport Ministry Extends Suspension of International Commercial Flights Until February-End

Image used for representational purpose. (Photo: Reuters)

Image used for representational purpose. (Photo: Reuters)

The Ministry on Saturday announced the extension of the restriction imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which was due to end on Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Communications has further extended the suspension of international commercial flights until the end of February. The Ministry on Saturday announced the extension of the restriction imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which was due to end on Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Under the management of the national-level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Covid-19, the anti-coronavirus measure will continue as confirmed cases remain increasing in most of the countries and regions around the world, and the new coronavirus variant found in Britain has spread to other countries including those in Asia, the announcement said.

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Official data released on Saturday showed that Myanmar recorded 349 new confirmed Covid-19 cases and 10 more deaths in the past 24 hours. The country's overall infection tally currently stood at 139,864 with 3,125 fatalities.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar has increased to 137,574 as of Sunday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Sports. A total of 476 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in the country on Sunday. The death toll of COVID-19 reached 3,062 with 17 newly reported on Sunday in the country, the statement said.

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