Tatmadaw MPs wear surgical masks in Parliament

05 March 2020
Tatmadaw MPs wear surgical masks in Parliament
Members of parliament from the Myanmar Armed Forces wear protective face masks as they attend the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) at the Parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 04 March 2020. Photo: EPA

Tatmadaw (Defense Services) MPs wore surgical masks in parliament convened on March 4 to protect them from being infected with coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.

Media persons asked Tatmadaw MP Brig. Gen. Maung Maung why they wore masks and if they received any instruction on the matter. He replied that it was just for protection.

Tatmadaw suspended the Tatmadaw Day parade to be held in late March because of the virus. On March 1, Tatmadaw True News Information Team issued a press release which says that they will resume the parade only after WHO issues a press statement saying the situation is safe.