This week Myanmar’s authorities and food dealers moved to ensure staples arrived at reasonable prices amid the panic-buying that followed three COVID-19 confirmations.
Residents in Yangon and Mandalay apartment blocks where two coronavirus patients lived have been forced to stay indoors.
Myanmar’s parliamentary speaker has rejected a proposal to summon the military-dominated National Defence and Security Council to address a possible COVID-19 outbreak.
The Central Bank of Myanmar has promised that the nation’s banks will operate smoothly in “any situation”.
The Central Bank of Myanmar announced an additional 1 percent cut to interest rates, two weeks after announcing a 0.5 percent cut, as Myanmar’s economy slows due to COVID-19.
Over one fifth of American companies say they are already back to normal operations, with another quarter expected to be back to normal by the end of April.
Myawaddy on the Thai border is being flooded with returning migrants as they flee COVID-19 and factory closures.
Yangon social affairs minister U Naing Ngan Lin is in isolation after coming into contact with a student who has tested coronavirus positive after returning from the UK.
The Yangon authorities say they will deport 86 illegal Chinese migrants after 118 were found in two Yangon homes in a weekend raid.
Myanmar’s military says it is well-prepared for a possible coronavirus outbreak with teams of medics and quarantine measures in place.
The heads of the Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar and Our Generation Network tell The Irrawaddy factories should not use COVID-19 as an excuse to sack staff.
It’s been a busy business week in Myanmar with the government looking to protect firms from COVID-19 and the textile sector taking drastic measures to import supplies.
Myanmar has announced the closure of all its land borders to foreign nationals in a preventative measure against the coronavirus.
After almost a year, Myanmar’s military has abandoned its lawsuit against The Irrawaddy over coverage of the Rakhine State conflict.
Myanmar’s Department of Labor has suspended its international employment program to counter the spread of the coronavirus.