To break the COVID-19 blues, Myanmar’s government has extended tax exemptions and held talks with South Korea to boost bilateral trade.
The public’s cooperation has kept coronavirus cases to a manageable level, says one of Yangon’s medical chiefs.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, monitoring and reporting by Myanmar citizens will be remotely overseen by international specialists.
The party's chairwoman says it has no intention to ditch a candidate who has been revealed to have nationalist sympathies.
The military’s spokesman, Major General Zaw Min Tun, tells The Irrawaddy that thousands of civilians could be quarantined on military land across Myanmar.
South Korea has reaffirmed its commitment to deepen economic ties with Myanmar after projects agreed during President Moon’s visit last year were delayed due to COVID-19.
Those directly involved in the functioning of Naypyitaw’s ministries were tested as a priority.
The rapid rise in coronavirus continues with deaths reaching 39 and calls for Yangon residents to be extra careful with preventative measures.
Myanmar’s military says its deployments along the Bangladeshi border are to tackle rebel groups, not threaten its western neighbor.
Ten illegal migrants from Myanmar were detained without travel documents in Thailand’s Tak province as officials there tighten border security amid COVID-19 fears.
The Ayeyarwady Foundation is converting a football stadium in Yangon into a makeshift COVID-19 treatment center as the city’s hospitals reach capacity.
Myanmar reported 12 more fatalities from COVID-19 on Monday—11 in Yangon and one in Sittwe; the country’s death toll now stands at 32 with 3,299 total cases.
A chief medic in Sittwe says the current strain of coronavirus is more virulent but less deadly than earlier this year.
Over 40 coronavirus cases have now been reported in Naypyitaw, with civil servants and their relatives accounting for half of the cases.
The Asian Development Bank is hopeful that Myanmar’s economy will spring back from the current 1.8 percent growth to 6 percent in the next financial year.