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English-speaking readers of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s brand-new Facebook account were shocked to learn that ‘all Myanmar is a horror’ in an automatically translated post.
With few doctors and minimal supplies, the Naga Self-Administered Zone is bracing for a COVID-19 outbreak as one township already has five possible cases of the coronavirus.
Courts in Ayeyarwaddy and Sagaing regions have jailed two recently returned migrants for refusing to obey quarantine orders.
Four relatives of a previously confirmed COVID-19 patient have tested positive; total number of cases stands at 20.
Media and legal sources tell The Irrawaddy why the government is wrong to prosecute journalists for speaking to the Arakan Army.
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.
The Myanmar President has appointed Col. Htein Lin, a former military lawmaker and Rakhine State security and border affairs minister, as a peace adviser.
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.
People quarantined for COVID-19 in Myanmar, as well those who work to support them, face discrimination as misunderstandings about quarantine run rampant.
Bo Kyi spent eight years in a Myanmar prison, including a year in solitary confinement, for political activism. He has some advice to help get us through our COVID-19 isolation.
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.
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi takes to Facebook to connect with people effectively in the time of coronavirus.
Residents said five military helicopters bombed two villages, killing two civilians. But Myanmar’s military denies the claims.