On 15 October 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Yangon issued a message regarding a security threat in Hlaing Township, which reads in part as follows: “The Embassy is aware of a specific threat broadcast on social media against a location on Ywar Ma Kyaung Street in Hlaing Township, Yangon. All Americans are advised to avoid the area around Ywar Ma Kyaung Street for the foreseeable future.

“Recent developments could result in heightened tensions in Yangon and outlying areas. Explosions and attacks in Yangon present a serious threat to American citizens and may increase in frequency and intensity. In addition, a military response of unknown proportions may result. Roadblocks and military operations have become more prevalent. The Embassy advises Americans to avoid public gatherings and limit their outside activities. Review your personal security plans and keep a low profile. Always keep some form of communication with you and monitor local events. Maintain an adequate stock of food and water should you need to shelter in place.”

The full text of the alert is available here.