Ambassadors to Myanmar from 18 countries have called on the military and ethnic armed groups to end hostilities as the country is extremely vulnerable to impacts of COVID-19.
Following Monday’s arrest of the VOM editor-in-chief, police on Tuesday questioned journalists from two other news organizations over their reporting on the Arakan Army.
To cater to the many people who are choosing to self-isolate amid the coronavirus outbreak, a number of Yangon eateries are providing food delivery services.
On this day in 1965, the socialist government under Gen. Ne Win nationalized nearly 130 schools in Myanmar, sending its once proud education system into a long decline.
In an address to the nation, the State Counselor hints at possible community quarantines, while urging people to stay home as much as possible to curb COVID-19.
The editor of Voice of Myanmar faces a lawsuit for publishing an interview with a spokesperson of the Arakan Army, which Myanmar’s government recently deemed a terrorist group.
Myanmar’s military is not the only force with the discipline to take on COVID-19, as doctors, nurses and journalists work on the frontlines to protect the lives of citizens.
Three French tourists and a local man returning from Thailand tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, taking Myanmar’s total number of cases to 14, health officials said.
Naypyitaw has taken decisive steps to quarantine around 500 people, including a Swiss UN employee who tested positive for COVID-19.
Spraying disinfectant at religious sites and donating supplies to religious leaders across Myanmar, the military pledged to cooperate with the government to tackle COVID-19.
An ex-sports minister’s son, Phyo Ko Ko Tint San, was caught with drugs, guns and fake security kit in 2017.
The Mandalay government has told leaders of all faiths to only allow people to enter religious sites if they show a recent health certificate stating they don’t have COVID-19.
After halting an aid shipment intended for displaced Paletwa villagers, the AA negotiated to buy some of the rice but later failed to pay for it, local officials said.
With a migrant returnee testing positive for COVID-19, health officials warn a serious outbreak is likely; more than 23,000 workers have recently returned from Thailand.
Myanmar has banned incoming commercial flights until April 13 after eight air travelers tested positive with coronavirus.