Myanmar’s Suu Kyi takes to Facebook to connect with people effectively in the time of coronavirus.
Residents in Yangon and Mandalay apartment blocks where two coronavirus patients lived have been forced to stay indoors.
The Chin State village that one of Myanmar’s first coronavirus patients visited is now under community quarantine and travel in surrounding areas is restricted.
Ayeyarwady Region has stopped tours of its popular beaches and other tourist destinations to counter the coronavirus threat.
The government has ordered quarantines at government facilities for all travelers except diplomats and UN officials arriving from any country.
Thai officials said one border crossing between Mae Sot and Myanmar’s Myawaddy will be closed; the other will remain open to those with border passes.
The government has been slow to act on coronavirus, on both the health and economic fronts; so far only luck has spared it a real test of its crisis-management skills.
All public gatherings, including Water Festival celebrations, are banned until the end of April to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak, the government said.
Although there are no confirmed coronavirus cases in Myanmar, the Health Ministry says reporting symptoms is mandatory and failure to do so could lead to a month in jail.
The seventh MEMORY! Film Festival in Yangon aims to inspire cinema lovers and filmmakers with the theme ‘Life Together’.