Myanmar will once again temporarily close all basic education schools, due to the recent detection of highly infectious variants of the COVID-19 virus in the Asian country, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Sports on Thursday evening.
The closure of basic education schools, including private schools and Buddhist monastic schools, after reopening last month, was scheduled to start on Friday and last until July 23.
Myanmar reported 4,132 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total to 180,055. In addition, the number of COVID-19-related deaths rose to 3,621 with 51 new deaths recorded in the 24 hours. previous ones.
Myanmar detected its first two cases of COVID-19 on March 23 last year.
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