Govt allows restaurants to reopen with strict guidelines in Myanmar

The government has allowed restaurants to resume operations in accordance with guidelines from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Food stalls and tea shops in all townships in regions and states and Nay Pyi Taw, excluding those townships under the stay-home measure, will be allowed to reopen according to the ministry’s instructions, National Level Committee on COVID-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment announced on May 19.

The guidelines include placing a handwashing sink and sanitisers at the entrance and a partition placed to separate customers and the distance between those who will be dining-in must be in accordance with the guidelines.

Additionally, employees must wear a face shield and mask.

Arrangements are also being made so that customers without mask or face shield can make a purchase for food items which are sold at the regular pricing.

As there is the potential of silent carriers, kitchen and service staff will need to receive the necessary health inspections the announcement said.

Posters and signboards on COVID-19 awareness must be also be placed at the entrance and in the shop, it said.

Last week, the government started to relax some of the preventive measures including allowing restaurants to allow dine-in options.

In Yangon, customers will be allowed to dine in food shops in areas where there are no cases of COVID-19.

Dine-in restrictions will be relaxed in Yangon’s 39 townships, including Mingaladon, Hlaing Tharyar, Shwe Pyi Thar and Botahtaung, which are among 10 townships under partial lockdown because of COVID-19 cases, said U Aung Hlaing Win, a Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) MP for Mingaladon,

Insein, Mayangone, Tarmwe, Bahan, South Okkalapa and Pabedan townships are not included in the relaxation. – Translated

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Source : Myanmar times

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