The UN staff member who has COVID-19 is in a stable condition and people who had contact with her in Naypyitaw tested negative.
Myanmar’s military says it can care for 15,000 patients at a coronavirus quarantine center in Naypyitaw.
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi takes to Facebook to connect with people effectively in the time of coronavirus.
Myanmar has confirmed two new COVID-19 cases, one in Mandalay and one in Yangon, bringing the country’s total to five confirmed cases, all imported.
The 94-year-old former Malaysian prime minister tested negative for the coronavirus but remains under home quarantine.
The Tourism Ministry estimates Myanmar will see a 20 to 50 percent drop in tourism this year as most Chinese travelers and many other tourists cancel travel plans.
Myanmar’s State Counselor on Wednesday returned to Depayin Township, where pro-junta thugs killed scores of her followers in 2003, but did not raise the incident.
The State Counselor said Tuesday that the government has plans in place to ensure the coronavirus outbreak does not lead to an economic crisis but gave few details.
Over 11 days, the Myanmar military has seized drugs and paraphernalia worth nearly US$200 million in an area controlled by a military-backed militia in northern Shan State.
Proudly ‘old school’ Yangon indie rockers The Peacists released their debut full-length album on CD last month—and quickly sold out every copy.
Parliament will vote on constitutional amendments next week. The most contentious are those put forward by NLD and ethnic MPs seeking to oust the military from politics.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Textile workers in Three Pagodas Pass have been unable to go to work at factories in Thailand amid an ongoing dispute between Thai authorities and a Karen Border Guard Force.
A 13-year boy was allegedly doused in fuel and set on fire by his boss, who accused him of stealing from the till, according to a children’s rights group.
The Health Ministry has advised against non-essential public meetings as the coronavirus continues its global spread; Myanmar still officially virus-free as of Sunday.