Japan’s ambassador to Myanmar, Ichiro Maruyama, says Tokyo is committed to seeing the Tanintharyi Region project boost Asia’s economic connectivity.
The children, some as young as eight, were tested for COVID-19 before being sent to a social welfare home. Ten of them tested positive.
The authorities are reporting a spike in coronavirus cases after this week’s National League for Democracy victory celebrations.
The United Nations General Assembly handed Myanmar a heavy defeat over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State and other minorities.
Stay-at-home orders and restrictions on domestic travel could be eased while small religious gatherings may be permitted.
National League for Democracy vice-chairman Dr. Zaw Myint Maung rejects claims the party ignores Myanmar’s ethnic minorities.
The National League for Democracy leader says coronavirus is likely to spread more rapidly because of large gatherings by her supporters.
Myanmar’s government has received good news in its efforts to overcome the COVID-19 downturn with investment coming from Japan and Singapore.
The US election monitoring body says Sunday’s general election was largely free and fair but has called for the military to lose its parliamentary seats.
The Union Election Commission says five of its members in Sagaing Region allegedly interfered with electoral processes.
In recent weeks, the country has reported around 1,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 20 deaths per day.
Ambassador Suphatra Srimaitreephithak said the voting in Yangon was free and fair with careful COVID-19 measures, while she called on the military to avoid involvement.
Despite the twin distractions of the general election and COVID-19, Myanmar continues to attract investment for major development projects.
Days ahead of the November 8 general election, the government has offered cash handouts to families suffering because of coronavirus.
A government spokesman has condemned comments by Myanmar’s commander-in-chief questioning the independence of on the Union Election Commission's preparation of the poll.