YANGON: Myanmar reported 115 new coronavirus cases on Friday (Sep 11), a day after imposing sweeping new lockdown measures in its battle against a second wave of infections.
The tally stands at 2,265 cases and 14 deaths after infections quadrupled over the last month, since the virus resurfaced in the western state of Rakhine, following weeks without a domestic case.
The health ministry announced 115 new cases in a Facebook post on Friday, following 142 reported on Thursday evening.
In the wake of the new outbreak, opposition parties have called for general elections set for November to be postponed.
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On Thursday the government ordered people not to travel, except in emergencies.
Domestic airlines announced that services have been suspended until the end of September and health authorities widened a stay-at-home order to nearly half of the townships in greater Yangon, the biggest city.
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