Announcement for temporary postponement of military parade for Armed Forces Day 

Announcement for temporary postponement of military parade for Armed Forces Day 

Nay Pyi Taw March 1 

The World Health Organization announced the Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January over the outbreak of COVID-19 that has started since December 2019. The Ministry of Health and Sports of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar issues notifications over the outbreak of COVID-19 in other countries and warnings things to avoid daily. Although there is no confirmed COVID-19 case in Myanmar, more and more cases of COVID-19 were found in the Republic of Korea, Iran and Italy suddenly at the same time. As Myanmar might face similar circumstance at any time and place, the public has been notified to avoid public place as much as possible, to organize events that are inevitable, and to follow notifications and warnings issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports strictly if inevitable events are organized. The government issued Order 19/2020 on 28 February 2020 to designate COVID-19 as highly infectious disease or a disease which requires to report its outbreak to authorities. 

Therefore, the Tatmadaw has temporarily postponed the Diamond Jubilee of Armed Forces Day Parade scheduled on 27 March and measures are being taken to organize the Diamond Jubilee of Armed Forces Day Parade after the WHO and the international community announce something positive concerning the control of COVID-19. 

Tatmadaw True News Information Team  

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