Civil servants and journalists in Naypyitaw have been screened after an assistant director at the President’s Office tested coronavirus-positive.
Only urgent travel is now allowed within the country as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Anyone leaving Yangon will face quarantine in other regions and states.
Commercial domestic flights have been banned as coronavirus cases spike in Yangon, the country’s aviation hub.
Four coronavirus deaths have occurred in 12 hours as Yangon’s case numbers overtake those in Rakhine State.
More than 2,000 returnees from the coronavirus hotbed have still failed to report to health centers upon arrival in Yangon.
While undecided on whether to delay, the Union Election Commission has approved 8,120 domestic observers and two international NGOs to monitor the November election.
Villagers say they were forced out of coronavirus quarantine by soldiers searching their homes in northern Rakhine State.
Of the 42 Rohingya detained on the Ayeyarwady coast, one has coronavirus, forcing 14 police officers into quarantine.
The UN’s recent pledge to become more inclusive as the world works to recover from COVID-19 is hollow as long as Taiwan is excluded, the island’s foreign minister writes.
Myanmar’s southernmost town, Kawthaung, has seen many migrants from Thailand and Malaysia cross the border illegally after losing work because of coronavirus.
Myanmar’s investment agencies say foreigners applying for work visas must have urgent businesses to be personally taken care of in Myanmar.
Four IDP Rakhine State camps in Mrauk-U have been identified as possible coronavirus hotspots after NGO staff test positive.
UN organizations and other NGOs have been told to cease some activities and gatherings in Rakhine State as the authorities try to clamp down on coronavirus.
Myanmar’s Health Ministry said that gatherings of less than 30 people will be allowed starting on Sunday, an increase from the current limit of 14 people.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Myanmar citizens with an urgent need to travel overseas will be cleared to do so on a case-by-case basis.