Authorities, both civilian and military, are working to limit the spread of COVID-19; if only such efforts could be applied to contain armed conflict in the country.
The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 1 million people and claimed more than 51,000 lives worldwide, according to US data.
In what looks set to become a weekly ritual, Britons took to their doorsteps and windows to applaud healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the EU Chamber of Commerce has urged the Myanmar government to cut red tape for importers and exporters and provide subsidies and tax breaks.
The World Bank warns COVID-19 will slow Myanmar’s economic growth to 2-3% this fiscal year, with the poor, travel-related businesses and exporters hit the hardest.
To cater to the many people who are choosing to self-isolate amid the coronavirus outbreak, a number of Yangon eateries are providing food delivery services.
The global COVID-19 death toll has passed 41,000, with Italy and Spain reporting the most fatalities; total infections now top 850,000.
Governments and corporations the world over are threatening to punish those tempted to make coronavirus-related pranks on April Fool’s Day.
To fight COVID-19, it’s important for individuals to act responsibly, while officials must enforce health guidelines and give medical workers the support they need.
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to see growth in developing Asian countries fall to -0.5% to 2.1% in 2020, harming poverty eradication efforts, the World Bank said.
Three French tourists and a local man returning from Thailand tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, taking Myanmar’s total number of cases to 14, health officials said.
Naypyitaw has taken decisive steps to quarantine around 500 people, including a Swiss UN employee who tested positive for COVID-19.
Hotel and tour operators, garment and other manufacturing businesses, as well as SMEs hurt by COVID-19 can now apply for low-interest loans from the government.
Myanmar’s parliamentary speaker has rejected a proposal to summon the military-dominated National Defence and Security Council to address a possible COVID-19 outbreak.
The Central Bank of Myanmar has promised that the nation’s banks will operate smoothly in “any situation”.