Cases Related to COVID-19 Pandemic For May 2020

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(563) under Section 188 of the Penal Code have been charged and punished for failing to abide-by the night curfew.

In addition, (31) have been filed and sentenced under Section 25, 26, 26(a), 27, 28(b), 30(a)(b) of the Natural Disaster Management Law and Section 15 and 18 of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law. Besides, (1) has been charged under Section 16(c) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law and (1) has been charged under section 6 (1) of the Public Property Protection Act for failing to comply with the quarantine measures.  

Moreover, a total of 3100 persons were penalized for not wearing masks and 3 have been filed lawsuits and convicted respectively under section 505 (b) of the Penal Code and section 66 (d) of the Telecommunications Law.

And, a journalist is serving sentence under section 505 (b) of the Penal Code related to COVID-19 issue. 

Kachin State

Prosecutions for failing to comply with the rules while quarantine center

Charged a man for his unruliness while quarantined

According to a report of Myitkyina Myoma Police Station, a drunken man, quarantined in Myitkyina University, Kachin State, destroyed the bed, door and window of a bedroom on 25th May. A case has been opened against him with section 6 (1) of people property protection law. The man, Parsi Htun a.k.a Thazi Htun, returned home from China on 25th May evening and was placed in ward No (1), room No (7). However, he did not stay in his room and broke the door and window of the bedroom under the influence of alcohol, it is said. The broken pieces of furniture were worth about MMK 120,000 and his case has been opened with section 6 (1).

(26 May 2020 – Social Media of Isee Media/Burmese)

Karen State

Punishments to Journalists related to COVID-19

Imprisoned a chief editor for publication an erroneous article

On 20th May, the court of justice of Hpa-an Township, Karen State, sentenced U Zaw Min Oo a.k.a U Zaw Ye Htet to two years’ imprisonment on account of reporting a coronavirus death that turned out to be false. 

On 13th April evening, Chief Editor Zaw Ye Htet’s online news agency Dae Pyaw published an erroneous article alleging there had been a death due to Covid-19 in eastern Karen state. But, the news agency published its apology for the previous false news on the same day at 8:48 p.m.

The police in-charge of Myaing Kalay Police Station, as the plaintiff of the case, charged against him under section 505 (b) of the Penal Code which bars the dissemination of information that could “cause fear or alarm to the public”.

(22 May 2020 – RFA/Burmese)

(21 May 2020 – KIC News/ Burmese)

Punishments for failing abide-by the night curfew

629 persons contravened night curfew in Myawaddy

In Myawaddy, over the 39 days of night curfew 18th April to 26th May, over 600 persons were arrested for failing to abide by the curfew. 629 people were charged with lawsuits in the township court by U Phyo Zaw Ko Ko, administrator of Myawaddy Township. They were all penalized by the court. The penalty for every one of them was either MMK 50,000 or one month’s imprisonment. Out of those 629, 489 settled their punishment by MMK 50,000 fine and the rest 140 served one month’s imprisonment, according to Myawaddy Police Station. 131 persons were already sentenced in April.

(15 May 2020 – Myanmar Times/Burmese)

(May 28 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Mon State

Punishments for contravention of specified orders

A man who organized religious gathering in Kyaikmayaw Township sentenced to prison

U Zaw Min, who organized religious gathering (carrying the Buddha Umbrella Crown with the crowd of people) was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment under section 30(A) of the Natural Disaster Management Law by Kyaikmayaw Township Court on 12 May 2020.In the process, about 150 people led by U Zaw Min carried the Buddha Umbrella Crown along the Damatha Village Road from Dama Monastery on 30 May 2020.

(May 13 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Yangon Region

Prosecutions for contravention of specified orders

3 persons were charged for fleeing from quarantine centers in Shwepyithar Township

3 persons were charged under section Natural Disaster Management Law for fleeing from quarantine centers in Shwepyithar Township.

Representative of Hluttaw U Yan Aung Min from Shwepyithar Township said that the 3 persons who fled from quarantine centers are one woman and two men. The 2 men have been arrested and the woman is still at large.  The woman who had been on Quarantine at a Shwepyithar Hospital has been on the run for more than a month and she stole mobile phones from the nurses according to some police.

Representative of Hluttaw U Yan Aung Min from Shwepyithar Township told that two men who live in Shwepyithar Township are returnees from China. As quarantine centers were full they were placed at Shwepyithar Primary School No.8 for temporary residence before being sent to another quarantine center. Later on, they fled from Shwepyithar Primary School No.8 before being sent to other quarantine centers. Then, authorities found them at their homes and they were charged under section Natural Disaster Management Law.

Currently, there are no quarantine people at the quarantine centers in Shwepyithar and in the past, there were 163 quarantine persons in the four quarantine centers in Shwepyithar.

(17 May 2020 – Myanmar Times/Burmese)

Chief Minister, his wife and six other persons were reported to open a case

On 29th May, eight persons including U Phyo Min Thein, chief minister of Yangon Regional Government and his wife were reported to Botahtaung Myoma Police Station under the Natural Disaster Management Law. On 24th May, a crowd was formed at the launch of the revered Shin Upagotta Raft at Botahtaung Jetty. Botahtaung police station received the report to be forwarded to higher authority for advice on whether the case is to be taken legal action or not, it is said.

Allied to the case, a certain Ko Tha Htet Aung, a resident of Pakokku Township, Magwe Region tried to open a case against the Yangon Regional Government at Pakokku Myoma Police Station on 26th May, but the head of police station reportedly did not accept the report.

(29 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Punishments for contravention of specified orders

13 penalised for not wearing masks in Pazundaung Township

According to the Representative of Regional Hluttaw U Khin Maung Win, 13 people who went out without wearing the masks on their faces were penalized at Court in Pazundaung Township, Yangon Region on 13 May 2020 in the afternoon. 

12 men and 1 woman were found not wearing the masks on their faces. Therefore, they were taken to Pazundaung Township Court and penalized MMK 5000. The Yangon Regional Government has issued an order to take legal action on people who do not wear masks and gather over 5 people  on 12 May.

(14 May 2020 – The Voice/Burmese)

50 people penalised for not wearing the masks in Hlaing Tharyar Township

The Representative of Regional Hluttaw U Win Maung from Hlaing Tharyar Township told The Daily Eleven that we started to take legal action 47 men and 3 women who didn’t wear the masks on their faces when they went out from their home in Hlaing Tharyar Township on May 14 2020., 50 people were detained and taken to the respective police stations. After that, the detainees were brought to court from the respective police stations and sued under section Natural Disaster Management Law and Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases law. Then, they were sentenced to pay a fine.

(14 May 2020 – Eleven/Burmese)

Twelve bus-drivers suspended for failing to wear mask

According to information from Power Eleven Company, twelve bus-drivers of No 21, 39, and 40 of YBS (Yangon Bus Service) buses were suspended from driving as a penalty for not wearing masks on their faces while driving. “Though the drivers wore the masks, those (masks) were put not on the nostrils but on their chins. So the twelve drivers have been temporarily suspended from driving for a week”, said U Thet Tin Win a.k.a Ko Tayote Lay, Director of Administration of the Company. “Though YRTA (Yangon Region Transport Authority) had not directed us to take action, undisciplined drivers of our company have been taken action as per regulations of MoHS (Ministry of Health and Sports)” he continued. Supervisors of Power Eleven Company often inspect their drivers on their ways to penalize the undisciplined

(20 May 2020 – Myanmar Times/Burmese)

 Over 2900 persons penalized for not wearing masks in Yangon

According to U Naing Ngan Lin, Yangon regional minister for social affairs , there has been a report of over 2900 persons were punished for failing to wear masks in 44 townships in Yangon except Cocogyun Township. After the punishment scheme for not wearing masks started in Yangon region, a total of 2903 persons were punished within 15th to 28th May, it is said.

(31 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Prosecutions for failing abide-by the night curfew

A couple was arrested for failing to abide by curfew

According to sources of Insein Myoma Police Station, a couple of man and woman, Ko Pyae Sone Aung and Ma Jue Jue, have been arrested near Aung Zaya Bridge at 11 pm of 5th May and filed a lawsuit for their contravention of night curfew. They have been charged under section 188 of the Penal Code on 6th May.

(6 May 2020 – TheVoiceMyanmar/Burmese)

Punishments for failing abide-by the night curfew

One month’s imprisonment for contravention of curfew in Insein

On May 4, the Court of Insein Township sentenced a man for failing to abide-by the night curfew under section 188 of the Penal Code, according to U Win Aung, administrator of Insein Township. The man was arrested on Hlaing River Street of Insein by a team of police force and administrative staffs of Insein Township.

(4 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Punished 20 people for contravention of night curfew in Tamwe

U Hla Thein, MP of Tamwe Township said that, in Tamwe Township, 20 people were sentenced to one month’s imprisonment without labour for failing to abide by night curfew in accordance with existing laws. In all townships of Yangon region, from 10 p.m to 4 a.m curfew has changed from 12 midnight to 4 a.m since 15th May. 

(15 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Arrests for labour strikes

Demonstrators were arrested in Yangon

On 5th May, five workers from Rainwear House waterproof factory and one from Brightberg factory were arrested by the police station of Dagon Seikkan Township. According to the police station, they were arrested for the demonstrations held before the water festival and have been charged by the owners of those factories.

Workers of factories of Brightberg enterprise (Myanmar) rucksack, Rainwear House waterproof and Blue Diamond plastic bags staged demonstrations in front of respective factories for closure of the factories due to COVID-19 pandemic for the month of April with full basic salary at the beginning of April.

(5 May 2020 – Myanmar Now/Burmese)

(6 May 2020 – VOA/Burmese)

Punishments for labour strikes

Six boycotters sentenced to 3 months’ imprisonment

According to Ko Wai Yan Phyoe Moe, vice-chairman of All Burma Students Federation Union (ABSFU), 6 persons of leaders of Blue Diamond Factory boycott and All Burma Students Federation Union were sentenced to 3 months’ imprisonment under section 188 of the Penal Code by the Court of Dagon Saikkan Township on 4th May. The six sent to prison were Ko Kyaw Myo, Ko Thet Oo Maung, Ko Myo Gyi and Ko Min Min Naing of Burma Labour Union and Ma Zar Zar Tun and Ma Lay Lay Mar, leaders of the boycotters, it is said.

Workers of Blue Diamond Factory set a boycott camp in front of the factory on May 2nd to begin demanding full salary in April. On 4th May, a combined force of municipality staff and administration department and some a hundred of police troops raided the camp, messed and picked out the six persons by name. And, the boycott camp was also abolished.

(5 May 2020 – Myanmar Now/Burmese)

(5 May 2020 – Irrawaddy/English)

(4 May 2020 – Myanmar Times/Burmese)

Bago Region

Prosecutions for contravention of specified orders

3 persons charged for verbally abusing the Bago Region Government online

3 persons were charged under section 505(B) of the penal code and 66(D) of the Telecommunication Law for sedition of the workers and abusing verbally the Chief Minister of Bago Region and Bago Region Government.

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population Department have issued the factories and industries that to close temporarily in order to do medical examination of the workers from 20 April to 30 April. But, the KM factory in Bago, which produces health goods, is running for sewing PPE suits according to the needs of the country.

The Minister of Labour, Immigration and Population U Tun Tun Oo said that charged three persons for triggering off the workers to protest in front of the factory and a live broadcasting on Facebook and abusing verbally on online the Chief Minister of Bago Region and Bago Region Government.

Therefore, Ko Naing Naing Aung, Ko Lin Naing and Ko Kyaw Naing Win (aka) Saw Kyaw Naing Win were charged under section 505(B) of the Conducting to public mischief and 66(D) of the Telecommunication Law by Deputy Colonel Kyaw Lwin Moe at No.3 Police Station.

(7 May 2020 – The Voice/Burmese)

(7 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

(7 May 2020 – DVB youtube/Burmese)

Punishments for contravention of specified orders

130 people fined for not wearing mask in Letpadan Township

On 13th May morning, about 130 people of Letpadan Township were punished for not wearing masks on their faces. They were fined and this punishment was carried out under the instruction of the regional government for the first time. In Letpadan, all people were ordered to wear systematically masks on their faces whenever they get out of home and the persons who did not follow the order were fined MMK 2000 and given two masks back to offenders.

From 17th to 20th May, people were made awareness in how to wear a mask systematically. Since 21st May, a combined group of an assistant team for prevention COVID-19, relevant department staffs, police officers, staffs of fire brigade and volunteers have been checking travellers and taking actions at the crossroads of the entrance of Letpadan. Previous finding actions had been made under the lead of Letpadan Township committee for containing and emergency response to COVID-19 at the corner of Lanmadaw and 250th street, according to township administrator U Thura Tun Lin and he said that actions taken will continue till 31st May.

(22 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Mandalay Region

Prosecutions for contravention of specified orders

A manager of a beer bar at Mandalay charged

The manager of J & J beer shop was charged for failing to adhere to directives on selling foods in Mandalay, it is said.Though directives on selling foods have specified that foods are to be sold as parcel for preventing spread of COVID-19 pandemic, six customers were found sipping beer indoors at J & J bar when an inspectorate of police officers and responsible persons checked the shop acting on tip-offs.The manager of J & J bar would be taken action under the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law and the case is to be applied directly to the court of justice of Chan Aye Thar Zan Township on 25th May, it is said.

“Only the manager is to be taken action whereas the customers are not to” said Superintendent Zaw Moe Aung of police station of Chan Aye Thar Zan Township.

(25 May 2020 – Eleven/Burmese)

Punishments for contravention of specified orders

 

Worshipers sentenced to 3 months imprisonment in Mandalay

12 out of 14 men were sentenced to 3 months imprisonment by Chan Mya Tharsi Township Court on May 7 2020, for worshiping at a home from Kan Thar Yar Ward, Chan Mya Tharsi Township, Mandalay.

Even though public events including religious ceremonies are prohibited by the regional government for COVID-19 prevention, fourteen men were found in a home, 60th and 114th street, Kan Thar Yar Ward, Chan Mya Tharsi Township on 10 April 2020. Therefore, the case was initially opened against them under Section 26 of the Disaster Management Law at Aung Pin Lal Police Station. Then, Aung Pin Lal Police Station changed the section 30 from 26 and sued them under Article 30 (A) of Natural Disaster Management Law at Chan Mya Tharsi Township Court.

According to a responsible person of Chan Mya Tharsi Township Court, they confessed that they were guilty at the court. Therefore, they were sentenced to 3 months imprisonment by the court.

2 out of 14 men are under 18-year-old. So, they were sent back to their families.

(9 May 2020 – 7 day – News/Burmese)

Three months’ imprisonment for couple refusing to quarantine 

According to the court of justice of Maikhtila, a couple was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for their denial being quarantined under section 18 of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law. A team of personnel of administration and staffs of health service went twice to ask the couple to be quarantined when they returned home to their parents who live in Mya Thida street, Zone 3 of Yadana Quarter, Maikhtila Township, on 10th May. Dr.Thanda Lin, assistance district health officer, said “We charged them for their denial of quarantine, but I did not know what kind of punishment they were sentenced to.”

(17 may 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Two children released on pledge

Two children, who had been arrested for participating in a religious event which was held contrary to the regulations for prevention of COVID-19 outbreak, were released on MMK 0.5 million pledge by the court of justice for children The two children, 12 years and 13 years, included in an event of reciting verses of Islam which was held with a group of fourteen persons. Twelve adult men of the fourteen were sentenced to three months’ imprisonment each under section 30 (a) of the Natural Disaster Management Law on 7th May and a judgment on the said two boys was passed today, 22nd May. “They were returned to their parents and they had to make a pledge to be fined MMK 0.5 million if they participate in such events again” said U Myint San, chief officer of the Justice Department of Mandalay region.

(19 May 2020 – Myanmar Now/Burmese)

 

Punishments for failing abide-by the night curfew

 

Three men jailed for contravening the night curfew

The court of justice of Maikhtila Township sentenced three men, U Aung Zaw Lin from Kyaung Kone village, Wuntwin Township, Ko Lyo Shint and Ko Yan Si Sho from No (8) Ward, Lashio Township, Shan State to one month’s imprisonment each for they drove in a car to Pyithaya (South) ward, Maikhtila Township, Mandalay region at 2 a.m of 27th May contravening the existing night curfew of COVID-19 period, it is learnt from ward administrator. They were filed by U Win Hlaing, deputy township administrator of Maikhtila.

(28 May 2020 – The Voice/Burmese)

Magwe Region

Punishments for failing to comply with the rules while quarantine center

Unruly man in quarantine center sentenced to 3 months’ imprisonment in Yesagyo Township

A man was sentenced to 3 months’ imprisonment for violating the rules of the quarantine center of Yesagyo Township, Magway Division, by the Yesagyo Township Court. According to a representative of regional Hluttaw, he returned home from Shar Taw Village, Kayah State on 5 May and has been kept in the quarantine center of Yesagyo Township according to regional order. While he was in the quarantine center, he was violating the rules of the quarantine center that he left many times from the quarantine center without permission. Therefore, the ward administrator sued him on behalf of the committee at Yesagyo Township Court.

(8 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Man Sentenced to imprisonment who have fled from the quarantine center before finishing the quarantine period in Moemauk Township

A man, 34-year-old, was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment under section 18 of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law by Myaing Township Court on May 5 2020, for fleeing from Lwalgel quarantine center in Moemauk Township, Kachin State. He had been kept at the lwalgel quarantine center fled to his Oyin Village, Myaing Township without finishing the quarantine period. Therefore, the chairperson of the COVID-19 Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Village Committee charged him at the Myaing Township Court.

(6 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Punishments for contravention of specified orders

A person who tried to enter the ward where quarantine women stay at, sentenced to imprisonment at Myaing Township Court 

According to Myaing Township General Administration Department, 10 households administrator U Naing Lin from Kangyi Village, while he was serving as a volunteer at the quarantine center, he tried to enter the ward where 2 quarantine women stay at. Therefore, he was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment under section 18 of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law by Myaing Township Court on May 11 2020.

On the night of May 6 2020, 10 households administrator U Naing Lin, went to the room where two quarantine women stay at, so the woman who had been involved in the case reported to COVID-19 Protection and Control Committee according to the woman who reported.

Myaing Township Administrator U Thant Zin Khaing told that the Chairman of the COVID-19 Protection and Control Committee sued 10 households administrator U Naing Lin at the Myaing Township Court on May 11 2020.

(12 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Sagaing Region

Prosecutions for failing to comply with the rules while quarantine center

Nine drunk man charged  for unruliness at quarantine center at Homalin Township

On 14th May, nine men were charged under section 25 of the Natural Disaster Management Law for being drunk and unruly in the quarantine center where they were being kept. On 13th 1 p.m at Namtaw village quarantine center, Homalin Township, Sagaing region, the nine grouped themselves together in the compound of the center and made drinking alcohol and unruliness as well as threats to kill chairperson and all members of the committee of Maikai village track natural disaster management and they hurled effing and blinding rudely at the members of the committee. The aforesaid nine men were kept quarantining for 21 days in the center. 

Firstly, the case was applied directly to the court of justice of Homalin Township by the officer in-charge of township people health department as the plaintiff but the judge of the court denied the application. So, assistant administrator of the township general administration department U Thet Naing Soe, Secretary of the township Natural Disaster Management Committee reopened the case under the Natural Disaster Management Law on 14th May.

(16 May 2020 – Eleven/Burmese)

Punishments for contravention of specified orders

 

25 people penalised for not wearing mask

According to U Ba Kyaing, Chairperson of Khandi Township municipal committee, 18 bazaar sellers and 17 customers were penalized for not wearing masks on their faces on the morning of 16th May.

“We have already distributed masks to bazaar sellers but they were found not wearing the masks on their faces when we checked on them. So we penalized them MMK 2000 and gave them masks” said U Ba Kyaing.

Sagaing regional government has issued an order to take people who do not wear masks legal action on 15th May.

(16 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Imprisoned 22 persons related to COVID regulations in Monywa

According to U Khin Maung Soe, president of Containing and Emergency Response to COVID 19 committee, there have been 22 people who were respectively filed and sentenced to three months’ imprisonment allied to regulations for COVID-19.

“Actions were taken under section 188 for failing to abide by specified orders and total 22 persons were convicted” said U Khin Maung Soe.

(9 May 2020 – Myanmar Times/Burmese)

 

Punishments for failing abide-by the night curfew

 

6 persons punished to 3 months’ imprisonment in Wetlat Township

On 5th May, the Court of Wetlat Township sentenced 6 persons to 3 months’ imprisonment for contravening night curfew in accordance with section 188 of the Penal Code. The six persons were stopped and arrested for riding on 2 motorcycles by a patrolling police unit at 11 pm of 4th May. Administrator of Township administration Department U Soe Hlaing Maung acted as plaintiff of the case.

(6 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

A man was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for contravention the night curfew in Sagaing Township

A man who violated the night curfew was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment under section 188 of the Penal Code by Sagaing Township Court in Sagaing Township. According to Township Administrator U Kyaw Khaing Htun from the Sagaing Township Administration Department, while police and some administrators were patrolling, they found Maung Kyaw (aka) Kyaw Kyaw at 11:45 pm on 6 May 2020 and they asked him some questions and he couldn’t answer reasonably. Therefore, the Township Administration Office sued him under section 188 of the Penal Code for contravening the night curfew and Sagaing Township Court sentenced him to 3 months imprisonment on 7 May 2020.

(8 May 2020 – Eleven/Burmese) 

Tanintharyi Region

Prosecution for seizure of Narcotic from visitor in a quarantine center

Opened a case against a man who visited quarantine center under Narcotic Drugs Law at Kawthaung

On 17th May, at Facility Quarantine Center of Kawthaung Township, a man who visited there was arrested together with 18 WY stimulant tablets by security members of the center, it is said.

The person was searched for drugs under suspicion by the security team of the center and caught red-handed. So the man, Aung San Oo (19 years) son of U Hla Aung, Shwe zinyaw ward, Kawthaung Township, Tanintharyi Region, was opened case by Than Naing Soe, Lieutenant Inspector of Kawthaung Myoma Police Station, under section 16 ( c) of Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic substances Law, it is said.

(17 May 2020 – Eleven/Burmese)

Punishments for contravention of specified orders

Fined MMK 50,000 to each of 3 KTV in Myeik

According to U Soe Myint, Attorney General of Tanintharyi Region, three KTV businesses who contravened regional orders were fined MMK 50,000 and for one other massage parlour, recommendation of regional government has been asked.At the press conference of Tanintharyi regional government which was held on 7th May in Dawei U Soe Myint said that though defiance of KTVs deserved penalty of imprisonment, they were settled with just fine as one-off action of a day’s service without taking recommendations as well as tangle into police procedure.

The businesses were found running in direct contravention of regional orders and arrested for the contravention by a combined team which was led by administrator of Myeik Township when the team checked those KTVs suddenly. Another KTV was found associated with a massage parlour and it has not been filed a lawsuit yet and recommendation of the regional government has been asked for the case, it is said.

(10 May 2020 – Eleven/Burmese)

Naypyidaw

Punishments for contravention of specified orders

Owner of restaurant sentenced to imprisonment for contravention of the regional order in Naypyitaw

The owner of Ngwe Hlay Min restaurant was sentenced to 15 days imprisonment for contravening the regional order in Zayar Thiri Township, Naypyitaw. The regional order of Zayar Thiri Township issued on May 8 2020, allowed to sell only parsel systems at every restaurant along the river of Kyi Taung, Khaw Ma and Tharyar Wham.

According to Kyi Taung Ward Administrator, after the regional order was issued, when police and 100 households’ administrators were checking every restaurant, they found that the Ngwe Hlay Min restaurant sold and allowed the customers to have food at the restaurant without complying with the regional order. Therefore, the owner of the Ngwe Hlay Min restaurant was taken action for contravening the regional order.

(12 May 2020 – DVB/Burmese)

Twenty one transient traders barred from selling

Twenty one transient-bazaar traders, who came to sell in the bazzar of Thabyaygone market, Naypyitaw, were barred from selling for three days (72 hours) for not wearing masks on their faces while selling goods.

(28 May 2020 – The Voice/Burmese)

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