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Military Take Over in Myanmar

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The Myanmar military took power from civilian rule on 1 February; a one-year state of emergency has been declared in the country, with the military taking over the executive, legislative and judicial functions.

International SOS is advising that all client employees in the country should minimise non-essential movement. We are further advising managers to ensure that employees have the ability to stand fast for at least one week with appropriate physical security measures, as well as access to secure accommodation, essential supplies (food, water and essential medication), fuel and communications devices. Telecommunication networks have been disrupted and mobility within parts of country is limited. While airports are functioning, there is a credible potential that operations may be disrupted at short notice.

International SOS' standing advice to defer all travel to Myanmar due to restrictions related to COVID-19 continues. Additionally, the driver for this advice now applies equally to the prevailing security situation for at least the next 72 hours. This assessment is made jointly by our medical and security professionals.
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