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Myanmar volunteers under strain as coronavirus toll grows

04 Oct 2020

YANGON As Myanmar's coronavirus infections soar, the work never seems to stop for volunteers who have stepped in to help carry those suspected of symptoms to quarantine centres or hospitals.

Myanmar's COVID quarantine campaign raises questions over election 

02 Oct 2020

YANGON From a quarantine centre in northern Myanmar, aspiring lawmaker Maw Htun Aung, wearing a bright yellow surgical mask, lays out his plan for an upcoming general election in a Facebook broadcast.

Facebook purges ads for illegal wildlife in SE Asia as online trade surges

06 Aug 2020

YANGON An ad showing a civet cat cowering in a cage being offered for sale on Facebook was just one of hundreds that the social media giant has removed in a crackdown on Southeast Asia's illegal wildlife trade during recent weeks. | Video

RPT-UPDATE 1-'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

20 May 2020

YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK, May 19 Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc shut it down after orders dried up due to the coronavirus.

'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

19 May 2020

YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc shut it down after orders dried up due to the coronavirus.

Myanmar says eight coronavirus cases among returnees from Malaysia

19 May 2020

YANGON Myanmar authorities said on Tuesday said they have found eight coronavirus cases among scores of people who returned from Malaysia, where the authorities have recently been detaining undocumented migrants.

'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

19 May 2020

YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK, May 19 Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc shut it down after orders dried up due to the coronavirus.

Asia's garment industry sees lay-offs, factories closing due to coronavirus

28 Feb 2020

YANGON/DHAKA Temporary factory closures and layoffs have already begun to hit low wage workers across Asia as quarantines and travel restrictions from the new coronavirus disrupt supply chains linked to China.

Myanmar watermelon farmers feel pinch as coronavirus hits China trade

08 Feb 2020

BAGO, Myanmar In a field in southern Myanmar, Naing Lin Htet stands among hundreds of overripe watermelons he intended to export to neighbouring China but will instead leave to rot because of the fast-spreading coronavirus that has hammered sales. | Video

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