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Myanmar’s ‘maximum containment’ COVID plan pushed to brink as virus surges

24 Sep 2020

YANGON Myanmar has quarantined tens of thousands of people to prevent a coronavirus outbreak from overwhelming its fragile healthcare system but public health experts and doctors say the strategy is on the brink of collapse as infections surge.

Myanmar rejects calls to postpone election despite virus surge

21 Sep 2020

YANGON Myanmar plans to push ahead with a November general election despite calls from opposition parties to postpone it because of a surge in novel coronavirus cases, officials said.

Myanmar orders Yangon stay at home from Monday

20 Sep 2020

YANGON Myanmar announced a stay-at-home order for its biggest city Yangon after reporting a record daily increase in new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Myanmar races to build field hospital as coronavirus surge stretches health system

16 Sep 2020

YANGON Myanmar authorities are racing to build a field hospital in the commercial capital of Yangon to cope with a surge of coronavirus infections that doctors fear threatens to overwhelm the country's fragile health system.

Myanmar reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections

29 Aug 2020

YANGON Myanmar reported 77 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, the Southeast Asian nation's biggest daily rise, amid a recent resurgence of the virus after weeks without confirmed domestic transmission.

Myanmar shuts schools after biggest daily climb in coronavirus cases

26 Aug 2020

YANGON Myanmar ordered all schools to close after reporting 70 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, its biggest daily rise, as authorities try to tackle a resurgence of the virus following weeks without confirmed domestic transmission.

Myanmar reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections

26 Aug 2020

YANGON, Aug 26 Myanmar reported 70 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, the Southeast Asian nation's biggest daily rise, amid a recent resurgence of the virus after weeks without confirmed domestic transmission.

Rohingya politicians excluded from Myanmar election

25 Aug 2020

YANGON Aspiring politician Abdul Rasheed was born in Myanmar and is one of the very few members of the Rohingya Muslim minority to have Myanmar citizenship. | Video

Myanmar urged to restore internet in Rakhine to help contain virus

25 Aug 2020

YANGON Humanitarian workers battling the novel coronavirus in Myanmar's Rakhine State have urged authorities to restore high-speed internet access to help tackle rising infections in an area where tens of thousands of people have been displaced.

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