Myanmar to introduce non-landing sightseeing flight tours as Covid-19 scenarios surges in place

YANGON, Dec 19 (Xinhua): Myanmar has scheduled to start non-landing sightseeing flight tours this weekend, the chairman of the Myanmar Tourism Business owners Association has announced.

“This is the to start with step to improve the domestic tourism field amid Covid-19 and the flight excursions are organized to enable travellers enjoy sightseeing with low traveling,” mentioned Naung Naung Han, chairman of the association.

The non-landing sightseeing flight excursions, extremely initial of its type in Myanmar, will be launched by state-owned Myanmar Nationwide Airlines on Dec 20.

The excursions, which will very last for one particular and a 50 % hour, will fly from Yangon to Kyaikhtiyo pagoda which is a Buddhist pilgrimage web site of Mon point out, to Hpa-an of Kayin condition and will return to Yangon.

The passengers will be authorized to board the plane following they examined negative for Covid-19, but they do not need to be set in quarantine as Yangon is equally the departing and arriving level of the tours, the chairman claimed.

Domestic vacation was banned by the authorities in September and resumed on Dec 16 to relieve the limitations for the restoration of the marketplace.

Meanwhile, the range of Covid-19 bacterial infections has risen to 114,198 in Myanmar as of Friday evening, according to a launch from the Well being and Sports Ministry.

The state described 1,116 new Covid-19 instances and 21 more fatalities in the past 24 hrs, the launch claimed.

As of Friday, the demise toll has arrived at 2,398 while 92,916 recovered clients have been discharged from hospitals.

About 1.55 million samples have been examined for the condition given that the virus was to start with detected in Myanmar on March 23 this yr. – Xinhua