The Yangon government has started making 30,000-kyat cash payments to workers affected by the COVID-19 slowdown who are not covered by its social welfare safety net.
State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint have avoided breaching COVID-19 travel restrictions by voting early in Naypyitaw.
Sixteen international proposals have been submitted for the New Yangon City project to challenge the bid by the China Communications Construction Co.
U Kyaw Thu, the 60-year-old founder of the prominent Yangon-based social welfare organization, has tested positive for coronavirus along with two of his colleagues.
Myanmar is hoping to offset its COVID-19 woes by boosting foreign investment and allowing Yangon’s garment factories to reopen.
The health ministry says economic necessity has forced it to allow many of Yangon’s factories to reopen despite rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 in Yangon isn’t under control yet, a health official said; discussions are under way on sending home patients with mild symptoms who can afford to self-isolate.
This week Chinese firms won numerous solar project contracts across Myanmar and a Singaporean finance firm ditched the new city project in Karen State.
COVID-19 cases are still rising, but Yangon officials are more confident they can control the outbreak after two weeks of adding hospitals beds and stepping up testing.
Myanmar has stepped up coronavirus checks to more than 8,000 per day since the arrival of antigen testing kits.
Risking his health, a Yangon bird seller waits for the few pedestrians still looking to make merit on the streets of the city’s Hledan quarter amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
A major Thai bank says it is opening in Myanmar and trade reopened on the Chiang Rai border. Myanmar’s government also says it is drafting an economic reform package.
The Music Zone KTV venue in Yangon’s Thingangyun Township has been blamed for 94 coronavirus cases.
Myanmar’s health authorities say rapid coronavirus tests will allow hospitals to free up numerous beds.
The vice chairman of Yangon’s COVID-19 committee said all city residents must observe prevention guidelines; the city is preparing more facilities as testing increases.