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May 26, 2020

Markets reopen in second phase of easing stay home restrictions in Mandalay

Under the phase by phase relaxing of stay home restriction programme, markets in Mandalay reopened yesterday. Mandalay Zaycho, Yadanarbon and Man Myanmar Plaza have resumed their services in the second phase, according to Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).
Out of over 40 markets in Mandalay, Zay Cho, Man Myanmar Plaza and Yadanarbon markets conducted preventive measures of coronavirus on 16 May to be able to reopen the markets systematically. Then, the market committees conducted scrutinizing and allowed the markets to reopen, according to MCDC.
Those reopened markets must follow the rules and regulations of coronavirus disease prevention adopted by the Ministry of Health and Sports. According to the rules, the markets must be well ventilated, keep walking space for social distancing, restrict the workers’ number and keep the hand gel. The markets must be opened only from 8 am to 4 pm. With the reopening of the markets, authorities will allow the tucks to park free of charge only for half an hour for loading and unloading the cargoes in 84th Street. Moreover, the roads in Zay Cho area have been changed into two-way roads in order to prevent the traffic congestion at 84th street between 26th and 28th Streets. If the trucks are parked for more than half an hour, there will be the imposition of fines.
After the opening of the shops in the market, the authorities of MCDC will inspect these shops whether they follow the rules or not. If they do not follow the rules, the shops will be banned from reopening. —Aye Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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