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All Quiet in Mandalay

Apr 04, 2020
Once buzzing from dawn to dusk with Buddhist monks, traders from China and international tourists, the boulevards of Myanmar’s second-largest city Mandalay are now largely deserted, as many pe... 6

MPs and departments Heads contact with COVID-19 Case-17 from Pauk Khaung under home quarantine

Apr 04, 2020
A total of 20 people contacted with COVID-19 Case-17 from Pauk Khaung are under home quarantine and Myoma Market has been closed. According to the statement issued by the Ministry of Health an... 5

COVID-19 Patient’s Dog Spared From Execution in Myanmar

Apr 04, 2020
Yangon – The life of a one-year-old dog belonging to COVID-19 patients in Bago Region’s Pauk Khaung Township has been spared after it was marked out for execution. On Thursday, U Tun... 7

Mdy Region Govt. announces Stay at Home rule starting from April 7

Apr 04, 2020
As a preventive measure to speed up measures against COVID-19, Mandalay Region Government has ordered a new partial lockdown on April 3. Apart from the factories producing and manufacturing foo... 5

Myanmar Health Workers Sing to Lift Spirits of People in Quarantine

Apr 04, 2020
YANGON—Medical students, health care workers and volunteers at Myanmar’s COVID-19 quarantine centers are seeking ways to entertain people in quarantine and keep morale up while they are... 5

State Counsellor uses Facebook for COVID-19

Apr 03, 2020
In her Facebook post, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that she used Facebook for quick and effective contact with people in prevention of the COVID-19 virus which causes severe acute respirat... 65

Myanmar Govt’s Crackdown on Journalists Angers Media and Legal Insiders

Apr 03, 2020
The government’s crackdown on journalists under the Counter-Terrorism Law this week has attracted public condemnation. Since Monday, the editor-in-chief of the Mandalay-based Voice of Myan... 52

Myanmar journalist hit with terrorism charges over interview

Apr 03, 2020
A Myanmar journalist faces up to life in prison for publishing an interview with a rebel group operating in the country's restive Rakhine state a week after the insurgents were classified as a ter... 54

Workers from old MR building worksite protest; their demand partially met

Apr 02, 2020
Workers from a worksite in the compound of the old headquarters building of Myanma Railways in Yangon staged a protest demanding that their worksite be shut down for the month of April and be paid... 39

Latest COVID-19 Developments in Myanmar: April 2, 2020

Apr 02, 2020
Just over a week after Myanmar confirmed its first cases of COVID-19, nine health care workers who treated coronavirus patients are now being treated at hospitals as “people under investigati... 54