The Covid-19 Pandemic Worsens in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi Cancels Campaign
Suu Kyi is scheduled to launch a campaign to run for re-election in today’s elections on behalf of Yangon, the capital of Myanmar.
Elections for Myanmar will be held on November 8, 2020.
Suu Kyi said in a live broadcast on Facebook that the health minister had advised her to cancel her campaign trip.
“Currently the ministry of health is the most powerful. We have to comply with the ministry’s instructions, ”said Suu Kyi as quoted by Channel News Asia, September 7, 2020.
Last week, staff member Suu Kyi in Yangon tested positive for the coronavirus.
Doctors say they fear an outbreak in the country due to a weakened health system after decades of neglect by the former military government.
Myanmar for several weeks did not experience additional cases of the corona virus, until mid-August, the corona outbreak broke out in Rakhine state.
Since then, the number of cases of coronavirus infection has reached 1,404 and eight people have died.
A report on Sunday, September 6, 2020 recorded 100 cases of the corona virus. This is the largest number of daily cases since the first Covid-19 infection cases were discovered in Myanmar in March.