Flash alert – Covid-19 Pandemic in Myanmar: Details of 29 December Cases + Extension of Covid-19 regulations until 31 January 2021 

Wednesday 30 December, 2020   


Yesterday evening at 20:00 hrs, the MoHS announced that 619 new Covid-19 cases had been identified in 24 hours, i.e. 122,779 cases since the beginning of the second wave, on 16 August. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March, 123,153 people have been contaminated in Myanmar, and a total of 2,637 people have died of Covid-19. At 18:00 Hrs today, the MoHS released the spatial breakdown of those 619 cases:   

Yangon Region 


Magway Region 


Mandalay Region 


Tanintharyi Region 




Kachin State 

Bago Region 


Rakhine State 

Sagaing Region 


Kayah State 

Ayeyarwaddy Region 


Chin State 

Mon State 


Shan State 

In Yangon Region, 252 new cases were reported, i.e. 80,806 cases since 16 August. Yesterday, the main surge took place in North Okkalapa (+28 cases), Mingaladon (+25) and Hmawbi (+18). North Okkalapa and Mingaladon remain the most-affected townships, with more than 5,500 cases each.    

In Mandalay Region, 184 new cases were reported, i.e. 12,937 cases since 16 August. Yesterday, the main surge took place in Maha Aung Myay (+23 cases), Pyigyitagon (+21 cases) and Chan Aye Tharzan (+20). Chan Aye Tharzan, Aung Myay Tharzan and Maha Aung Myay Townships remain the most-affected areas, with more than 2,000 cases each.  

Nation-wide Summary      

Total cases since March  


Total confirmed cases in second wave (since 16 August)    


Hospitalized cases            





Yesterday, the National Committee for Covid-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment announced that the existing regulations related to Covid-19 pandemics would be extended until 31 January 2021. This includes curfews, restrictions on mass gatherings and restaurant openings. As for Stay-at-Home orders, they will remain in place until further notice. 


Today, MoHS also announced that the new variant of Covid-19 (that is firstly discovered in UK) has not been found in Myanmar.  


Questions or further request for information can be directed towards 

Martin Michalon, Head of Risk Management, at m.michalon@exera.asia