Myanmar’s election race kicks off hinh anh 1A supporter in Yangon holds a flag of the ruling party, National League for Democracy (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) - Election campaigns for the general election in Myanmar in November this year officially started on September 8.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events that take place as part of the campaigns will be limited to a maximum of 50 people.

On the previous day, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is President of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, announced to cancel her first campaign on the grounds that the COVID-19 pandemic had deteriorated.

On September 6, Myanmar reported 100 new COVID-19 cases - the highest number of cases per day since the pandemic outbreak in March.

After weeks with no community infections recorded, in mid-August, the Southeast Asian country discovered an outbreak in the western state of Rakhine. Since then, the number of COVID-19 patients in the country has doubled to 1,610, including 8 deaths as of September 8 morning.
As scheduled, Myanmar will hold its general election on November 8./.