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Myanmar Extends Covid-19 Public Holidays Until September 12

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Yangoon)
Posted: Monday, August 30, 2021

The State Administration Council of the government of Myanmar has once more extended the current running string of Covid-19 public holidays, this time for 10 additional days, until Friday, September 10, 2021, and the ensuing weekend.

The initial order No.211/2021, released by the State Administration Council (2021-07-14), declared a nine-day period of consecutive public holidays, to run until Sunday, July 25, 2021.

That initial period of public holidays was then further extended many times; a first time until Sunday, August 1st, 2021 (2021-07-23), then until Sunday, August 8, 2021 (2021-08-01), then until Sunday, August 15, 2021 (2021-08-08), then until Sunday, August 22, 2021 (2021-08-12), and most recently until August 31, 2021 (2021-08-20).

Except for one, none of the aforementioned extensions applied to the Central Bank of Myanmar, government banks under its operation, and private banks.

And today's announced extension of the Covid-19 public holidays in Myanmar does not either ("the Central Bank of Myanmar and its subordinate government banks and private banks will be exempted from public holidays").

The initial list of 2021 bank holidays and public holidays was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar last summer (2020-07-31) and already had been extended once at the end of 2020 (2020-12-09).

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