Around the clock, Yangon’s volunteer charity workers keep COVID patients supplied with oxygen and deliver them to hospitals—or crematoriums and cemeteries.
Amid a deadly COVID-19 outbreak, only soldiers and patrolling military vehicles were seen at sites in Yangon associated with assassinated independence hero Gen. Aung San.
As a devastating third wave of coronavirus hits nationwide, the lack of oxygen supplies is behind most COVID-19 deaths.
The carnival-like atmosphere of the early protests has given way to fear and death; some residents are making DIY weapons, and police hunt and kill people at will.
So far authorities have not reacted to displays of defiance from protesters, but Myanmar people know things could change quickly with one phone call from the generals.
Risking his health, a Yangon bird seller waits for the few pedestrians still looking to make merit on the streets of the city’s Hledan quarter amid the COVID-19 lockdown.