To fight COVID-19, Myanmar Military announces ceasefire

In lieu with the request of the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, call for countries to adopt ceasefire so as to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Myanmar Military has declared a nearly four-month ceasefire period.

The Myanmar Military has set the ceasefire period to start from May 10 to August 31, 2020.

The statement from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services stated that the ceasefire will be applied to the areas except for those where armed organizations named as terrorists by the government are based.

The statement added that the Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services has laid out six-point peace principles of which at least four is to be followed by the ethnic armed organizations. The four peace principles include commitment to agreements, abstaining from misusing the peace agreement, not to placing burden on local people and abiding by existing laws.

The statement adds that the military will take action if there is any violation to the mentioned instructions.

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