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COVID-19 deaths in Myanmar rise to 3
Apr 08, 2020
A 47-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman infected with COVID-19 died on April 8, the Health Ministry said, raising to three the total number of fatalities from the dreaded disease in the country. ... 42

Myanmar Military Doctors to Staff New Makeshift COVID-19 Hospital in Yangon
Apr 08, 2020
YANGON—The government of Yangon is preparing a new makeshift hospital with capacity for at least 200 COVID-19 patients on the outskirts of the city and the Myanmar military has agreed to disp... 22

UN to support healthcare workers in Myanmar
Apr 08, 2020
Further progress is being made by the United Nations in its commitment to support the Government and the people of Myanmar in efforts to contain the evolving spread of COVID-19 across the country, a... 26

Myanmar Govt to Provide Free Basic Food for Poor During COVID-19 Shutdown
Apr 07, 2020
YANGON — Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi-led national level COVID-19 response team announced on Monday afternoon that the government will provide basic food for those struggling ... 85

Covid-19: costs and benefits
Apr 07, 2020
People in Myanmar have started to wear masks when they go out into the street. The city has become quieter, with fewer pedestrians and cars. At the same time, the wildlife in the city seems to be at... 45

Man Killed in Sword Attack After COVID-19 Argument in Myanmar’s Bago Region
Apr 07, 2020
Pyay, Bago Region — One man was killed and two others were injured in a brawl over a suspected COVID-19 case in Gyobingauk Township, Tharrawaddy District in western Bago Region on Sunday. ... 55

Myanmar’s Mandalay Promises Food Supplies for the Poor
Apr 07, 2020
Mandalay – The Mandalay regional government says it will spend 1 billion kyats (US$770,000) feeding struggling families in the region during the COVID 19 pandemic. Mandalay Region has impo... 43

Travel ban for civil servants put in place
Apr 06, 2020
Yangon—As a measure to prevent the spreading of COVID-19, all civil servants are banned from travelling to their home towns during the Thingyan Holidays, apart from funeral, according to a d... 72

Myanmar Confronts COVID-19
Apr 06, 2020
Myanmar now has 20 confirmed cases—including one fatality—of COVID-19, and the number is slowly climbing. With the number sure to rise, the government and military are preparing fac... 60

Many returnees from China arrive in Muse
Apr 06, 2020
Many Myanmar citizens returned to Myawady from China via Nandaw and Mant Wane gates starting from April 3. They went to Ruili and Kyegaung in Yunnan Province to work. Some of them had returned to ... 58

All Quiet in Mandalay
Apr 04, 2020
Once buzzing from dawn to dusk with Buddhist monks, traders from China and international tourists, the boulevards of Myanmar’s second-largest city Mandalay are now largely deserted, as many pe... 80

MPs and departments Heads contact with COVID-19 Case-17 from Pauk Khaung under home quarantine
Apr 04, 2020
A total of 20 people contacted with COVID-19 Case-17 from Pauk Khaung are under home quarantine and Myoma Market has been closed. According to the statement issued by the Ministry of Health an... 68

COVID-19 Patient’s Dog Spared From Execution in Myanmar
Apr 04, 2020
Yangon – The life of a one-year-old dog belonging to COVID-19 patients in Bago Region’s Pauk Khaung Township has been spared after it was marked out for execution. On Thursday, U Tun... 84

Mdy Region Govt. announces Stay at Home rule starting from April 7
Apr 04, 2020
As a preventive measure to speed up measures against COVID-19, Mandalay Region Government has ordered a new partial lockdown on April 3. Apart from the factories producing and manufacturing foo... 57

Myanmar Health Workers Sing to Lift Spirits of People in Quarantine
Apr 04, 2020
YANGON—Medical students, health care workers and volunteers at Myanmar’s COVID-19 quarantine centers are seeking ways to entertain people in quarantine and keep morale up while they are... 64

State Counsellor uses Facebook for COVID-19
Apr 03, 2020
In her Facebook post, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that she used Facebook for quick and effective contact with people in prevention of the COVID-19 virus which causes severe acute respirat... 142

Myanmar Govt’s Crackdown on Journalists Angers Media and Legal Insiders
Apr 03, 2020
The government’s crackdown on journalists under the Counter-Terrorism Law this week has attracted public condemnation. Since Monday, the editor-in-chief of the Mandalay-based Voice of Myan... 134

Myanmar journalist hit with terrorism charges over interview
Apr 03, 2020
A Myanmar journalist faces up to life in prison for publishing an interview with a rebel group operating in the country's restive Rakhine state a week after the insurgents were classified as a ter... 135

Workers from old MR building worksite protest; their demand partially met
Apr 02, 2020
Workers from a worksite in the compound of the old headquarters building of Myanma Railways in Yangon staged a protest demanding that their worksite be shut down for the month of April and be paid... 96

Latest COVID-19 Developments in Myanmar: April 2, 2020
Apr 02, 2020
Just over a week after Myanmar confirmed its first cases of COVID-19, nine health care workers who treated coronavirus patients are now being treated at hospitals as “people under investigati... 116


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