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Another Myanmar returnee tests positive, total cases inch up to 224
May 30, 2020
The health ministry reported that a Myanmar returnee has tested positive for COVID-19 at 8pm on May 29. Meanwhile, four patients are on the road to recovery. The number of total cases is now at 22... 80

Strong wind destroys over 300 houses in Ayeyawady
May 30, 2020
HINTHADA- As torrential rain caused strong wind in Hinthada District, Ayeyawady Region, on May 28th, over 300 houses including some monasteries and schools were damaged. “Torrential rain ... 68

Ta’ang Armed Group Attacks Myanmar Military Convoy in Shan State
May 30, 2020
YANGON—Within hours after the Arakan Army (AA) launched attacks on a border guard police outpost in Rakhine State early Friday morning, its ally the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNL... 58

1,047 returnees keep in quarantine in Meiktila
May 30, 2020
A total of 1,047 people returned from Yangon Region and Chin State and China, India, Malaysia and Thailand are kept in quarantine at 346 schools and religious buildings in Meiktila district, accor... 66

Over 170 traps found in Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary area
May 29, 2020
A total of 172 traps, which can hunt deer and wild pigs, were found in April and May in Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary areas, according to wildlife sanctuary administration office. The Shweset... 141

Myanmar govt lifts some virus measures, extends remaining ones until June 15
May 29, 2020
The Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 on May 28 announced that it will be extending virus prevention measures (excluding those measures lifted) until June 15. Addi... 114

About 220,000 people keep in quarantine since the COVID-19 outbreak
May 29, 2020
About 220,000 people keep in quarantine across Myanmar since the COVID-19 outbreak, according to information gathered from the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS). Myanmar has over 55,000 peop... 87

Basic Education High School classes to be opened in July
May 28, 2020
Basic Education High School classes will be opened on July 21 according to a director from the Basic Education Department. The academic year of Myanmar school normally starts on June 1 but for ... 110

No Local COVID-19 Transmissions Reported in Myanmar for 10 Days
May 28, 2020
Yangon – Myanmar has reported no fresh COVID-19 transmissions within the country for 10 days since May 18, despite 22 imported cases from other countries. On May 17, Myanmar reported its l... 111

LIFT rolls out cash support for mothers and elderly in Myanmar
May 28, 2020
Almost half a million people in Myanmar’s conflict areas will receive cash payments from seven donor governments by the end of this week. The multi-donor Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (... 122

Myanmar Govt, LIFT Fund Announce Extra Cash Payments to Help Most Vulnerable During COVID-19
May 28, 2020
The Department of Social Welfare (DSW) under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, with financial support from the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT), will provide an extr... 90

Yangon officials criticised over pagoda festival
May 27, 2020
A student activist filed a complaint against the Yangon Region government and Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein for organising a religious event at the weekend that was suspected of violating the gove... 145

Armed men open fire in Homalin, one killed
May 27, 2020
A statement issued by Kuki civil society organizations (CSOs) said that armed men shot at a father and son in Homalin Township, Sagaing Region on May 23. The son was killed, and the father wounded i... 128

Abducted Villagers in Western Myanmar Blame Arakan Army
May 27, 2020
Yangon — Four villagers in Chin State’s Paletwa Township who went missing in March and escaped said they were detained by the Arakan Army (AA), which is fighting government troops in we... 139

COVID-19 positive cases reach 206
May 27, 2020
Number of COVID-19 positive cases reached 206 in Myanmar as of Tuesday, according to the Health and Sports Ministry, Xinhua reported. Three more people, who were under quarantine after recent a... 97

Over 1,400 tons of illegal timber seized in Mandalay amid Covid-19 outbreak
May 26, 2020
Over 1,458.77 tons of illegal timber were seized in Mandalay Region from January to May 21 this year, according to Mandalay Region Forest Department. The seized illegal timbers were 253.97 tons... 144

First Myanmar Doctor to Contract COVID-19 Recovers
May 26, 2020
Anesthesiologist Dr. Myint Myint Sein from Pyay General Hospital in Bago Region became the first doctor in Myanmar to be infected with COVID-19 last month. After receiving treatment, she has recove... 189

Govt to survey pandemic’s effect on street children in Myanmar
May 26, 2020
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will conduct an assessment of the conditions and needs of street children in Yangon and Mandalay next month, as it tries to halt the spread of... 136

Myanmar Facebook User Sued for Accusing Mandalay Chief Minister of Corruption
May 26, 2020
Mandalay – A Mandalay regional government employee has filed a complaint under the infamous Telecommunications Act against a Facebook user who accused the Mandalay chief minister of corruptio... 138

Former Tanintharyi Region Chief Minister sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment
May 25, 2020
Tanintharyi Region court reportedly sentenced former region government Chief Minister Dr. Lei Lei Maw charged with corruption to 30 years’ imprisonment in four cases. On May 22, the region c... 131


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