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Religious places temporarily closed in Kalaw amid Covid-19

Significant places and pagodas have been temporarily closed to prevent spreading of Covid-19 in Kalaw Township, Shang State (South), said U Than Maung, a member of a pagoda board of trustees. The temporarily closed significant pagodas are Kalaw Hnee pagoda located in Ward- 8, Kalaw Shwe Oo Min Natural Cave Pagoda located in Ward-10 and Ohn Na Lone Mway Shin Stupa located in Myin Ma Hti village, Kalaw township. “Local pilgrims from across the country visit the Kalaw Hnee pagoda on overnight trips. Starting from 27 March, they are not allowed to stay overnight in the pagoda. The shops in the pagoda precinct are temporarily closed these days. However, the pilgrims are allowed to visit the pagodas on day return trips. But these days, only a few visitors come to the pagodas,” he added. “The pagoda board of trustees has banned the visits to the Ohn Na Lone Mway Shin Stupa including the shops opened on the pagoda precinct beginning from 26 March as part of the pagoda trustees’ effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic. We will announce the opening date of the pagoda to the public,” said U Myo Aung, a member of the pagoda board of trustees. —Kyaw Win (IPRD) (Translated by Hay Mar)

Source : New Light of Myanmar
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