Senior Myanmar and Chinese officials and executives agreed at an online meeting to implement e-commerce systems to facilitate trade amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vice-President Henry Van Thio said Myanmar may join “travel bubbles” with countries that have contained COVID-19 but said international flights may not resume until October.
Myanmar says government staff can now take coronavirus tests to prove they are fit to fly on vital trips.
In Thailand, COVID-19 has left millions of migrant workers from Myanmar jobless, facing a daily struggle to get by with little income and few options.
The Health Ministry has warned that people in Myanmar must still follow COVID-19 guidelines, as many citizens have begun to relax now that local transmissions are contained.
Ko Nay Lin Htet, a 27-year-old man who hung himself while in quarantine in Pathein, was the second returned migrant worker to kill himself on Friday.
Saw David Lah faces up to three years in prison for arranging a series of religious gatherings in April blamed for spreading coronavirus to at least 80 people.
A surgeon in Shan State who shows no symptoms of COVID-19 has tested positive for the disease after previously testing negative for it twice.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing and dozens of military personnel have tested negative for COVID-19 after visiting Russia, where the military chief attended Victory Day events.
Partial lockdown restrictions have been lifted in Yangon’s Insein Township, formerly a COVID-19 hotspot, after several weeks of no new local transmissions in the city.
The bank warns the pandemic is "dealing a severe blow to Myanmar's economy” in its latest projection.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Myanmar say they aren’t able to access government and foreign-backed loans due to strict repayment and application requirements.
Twenty-three COVID-19 cases detected on Friday among migrants deported from Thailand brought the country’s largest daily increase since its first reported case in late March.
Residents of border townships in Rakhine State are concerned that unreported arrivals of illegal returnees from Bangladesh will worsen already growing COVID-19 rates.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s warning comes amid spate of people testing positive for COVID-19 after entering Myanmar illegally through Maungdaw Township in Rakhine State.