The Myanmar authorities report that the number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 2,445, with deaths at 14 and 625 recovered.
The authorities are taking selective measures to try to rein in the spread, after cases started popping up in Rakhine State and in Yangon.
Nearly all of Myanmar including the capital Naypyidaw, Yangon and northwestern Rakhine state are now all under lockdown due to a surge in cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus as calls grow for a postponement to national elections in November.
The State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the public to take care of their health, especially the ones with pre-medical conditions as both the infection rate and death rate are faster than before, according to a report from DVB.
In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, domestic airlines are temporarily suspended from 11 September until 1 October, according to the Department of Civil Aviation.
Due to the spike in COVID-19 infections, domestic travel is restricted in the country apart from emergency cases, said National level central committee for prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19.
Reporting Mizzima, DVB and AFP