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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... 46

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... 40

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... 45

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... 28

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... 38

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... 99

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... 86

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... 93

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... 76

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... 90