An executive order has been approved by the US President, Joe Biden to impose sanctions on the leaders of Myanmar’s coup.

The protest which has been on for a while now has triggered measures will be focused on military leaders, their family members and businesses linked to them, BBC reports.

Meanwhile, there are plans in place, to block access by the military to $1bn (£720m) of government funds held in the US.

There have been notable scenes at the protest since it started; but the recent one which involved a woman who was shot in the head during protests against the coup has attracted sanctions.The woman is now left to fight for her life at a hospital in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.

On the incident, Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing was hurt on Tuesday when police tried to disperse protesters using water cannon, rubber bullets and live rounds.

Rights groups have disclosed that the wound was consistent with one from live ammunition.