Pharmacists say stocks are low and prices will rise because of the regime controls over the kyat’s value.
The COVID-19 surge in Myanmar poses a super-spreader threat and without cross-border vaccination, Thailand could be at risk.
Dr. Htar Htar Lin, director of Myanmar’s immunization program, sent back international aid money before the regime could seize it.
The regime wants to show life has returned to normal under military rule but few people might attend parties to mark new year.
Over 300 inmates of Mandalay’s Obo Prison including political prisoners are ill with coronavirus symptoms, but many are not even being given paracetamol.
Aid workers said the displaced persons camp in Lay Kay Kaw, recently the scene of intense fighting between junta and resistance forces, lacks isolation facilities.
Observers suspect the actual number of cases will be far higher because many people isolate at home.
Many of those crossing have Thai work permits but the border is closed because of COVID-19 restrictions.
An estimated 1,145 cases, the highest number since December last year, was reported on Tuesday night.
U Han Tha Myint and U Soe Win of the National League for Democracy were both reportedly released because of health concerns.
More than 150 coronavirus cases have been found in Tamu and the town is under lockdown, despite fighting with resistance groups in the township.
The regime claims the spread is under control and the cases of the latest COVID-19 variant have almost all come from abroad and it is not spreading domestically.
With the healthcare system in chaos since the coup, there are fears of a new wave of coronavirus in the country.
Public health chiefs under the deposed civilian government, Dr. Htar Htar Lin and Dr. Soe Oo, are accused of returning COVID-19 funds to the United Nations.
Kavi Chongkittavorn argues that it is in Thailand’s interest to welcome migrant workers from war-torn Myanmar.