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Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until August 8

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon)
Posted: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: August 30, 2021


The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has extended the current string of Covid-19 public holidays by declaring an additional seven-day period of public holidays, to run from Monday, August 2, until Sunday, August 8, 2021.

Initially (2021-07-14), the State Administration Council had issued the order No.211/2021 declaring a nine-day period of consecutive public holidays, to run from Saturday, July 17, until Sunday, July 25, 2021, "for the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19".

But this period of public holidays was then extended by the public holiday order No.211/2021, which declared an additional seven-day period of public holidays, to run from Monday, July 26, until Sunday, August 1st, 2021, though that latest public holidays extension did not apply to the Central Bank of Myanmar, government banks under its operation, and private banks.

The initial list of 2021 bank holidays and public holidays, as released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar, this past summer (2020-07-31), had already been extended in December 2020, with the reinstatement the Peasant's Day public holiday (2020-12-09).



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