Thousands of returning migrants from Thailand face two weeks in quarantine as some border towns struggle to cope with the influx.
09 The News For 9 April 2020
When the Myanmar government started helping people with their power bills to encourage them to stay home, many donated the money to the government’s COVID-19 fund.
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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar will look after the family of a COVID-19 patient who died Wednesday, saying “each of our people is valuable for the country.”
A team of Chinese medical specialists has arrived for a 14-day visit to boost Myanmar’s ability to control, test and treat COVID-19.
Dozens of rights groups have called on the government to immediately release low-risk inmates from the country’s overcrowded prison system to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.
Sagaing Region and Kayah State have now reversed their restrictions on residents’ movement one day after issuing the order to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Myanmar.
A 47-year-old man in Bago Region and a 63-year-old woman in Yangon died of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the country’s death toll to three.
Myanmar military medical personnel will treat patients at a temporary 200-bed COVID-19 hospital being prepared on the outskirts of Yangon by the regional government.
Myanmar Ministry of Health Director-General Dr. Tha Tun Kyaw answers questions on community quarantines and an upcoming increase in COVID-19 testing.
The Irrawaddy provides key information and figures on the number, location and clusters of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar, as well as on quarantine and treatment efforts.
Several Yangon employers say they will import mask-making machinery from China and adapt clothing factories to meet rising demand as COVID-19 fear spreads.
In a WWF survey of five Asian regions, 96 percent of Myanmar people supported the idea of a government crackdown on illegal wildlife markets to prevent disease outbreaks.
A 51-year-old woman who returned from the US last month has been confirmed as the country’s 22nd COVID-19 patient; she has been in quarantine in Yangon since March 26.
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