IN the aftermath of the military coup, Myanmar has closed all airports and suspended flights.

According to the government body in charge of air travel in the country, all passenger flights in Myanmar have been suspended following a military coup. As the incident took place, various embassies in the country began updating conditions on their social media platforms.

The US Embassy in Myanmar opened its Facebook page and informed that the road to the international airport in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, was closed since Monday (1/02). Their Twitter page said reports indicated that all airports in Myanmar were closed and they had issued a security warning following the detention of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

On Monday, the Myanmar military detained Aung San Suu Kyi and several democratically elected leaders who seized power. The military then declared a state of emergency and announced to hold new elections at the end of a one year state of emergency.

As of now, all international air travel to the country has been stopped and flights have been suspended. [antaranews/photo special]