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News by Country: Myanmar

14 August 2020

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Myanmar

·     Government releases economic stimulus plan to fight COVID-19 (Myanmar Times, 28 April 2020)

·     Myanmar Prepares COVID-19 Relief Package Worth up to Several Billion Dollars (The Irrawaddy, 28 April 2020)

·     Myanmar govt forms committee to coordinate with ethnic armed groups in Covid-19 fight (The Star, 28 April 2020)

·     Myanmar Sets Up COVID-19 Committee with Rebel Armies (The Irrawaddy, 28 April 2020)

·     After WHO driver's death, fear and foreboding haunt Rakhine’s COVID-19 response (Frontier Myanmar, 27 April 2020)

·     Coronavirus crisis sees Rohingya face growing hostility in Malaysia (ABC, 27 April 2020)

·     Myanmar under pressure to scale up COVID-19 stimulus measures (Myanmar Times, 27 April 2020)

·     UN Supports Government to Safeguard Prison Population Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak in Country (reliefweb, 26 April 2020)

·     ‘I just need to go home’: Myanmar workers stranded in UAE (Frontier Myanmar, 26 April 2020)

·     More clarity, coordination between ministries needed for COVID-19 policymaking (Myanmar Times, 24 April 2020)

·     Myanmar Factories Ignoring COVID-19 Rules Face Prosecution: Suu Kyi (The Irrawaddy, 23 April 2020)

·     DASSK chastises factory owners for staying open despite instructions not to (Myanmar Times, 22 April 2020)

·     FGWM to help govt take action against errant factories (Myanmar Times, 21 April 2020)

·     World Bank fast-tracks $50 million loan for Myanmar ICU upgrade (Myanmar Times, 21 April 2020)

·     South Korean investments in Myanmar halted by pandemic (Myanmar Times, 21 April 2020)

·     UPDATE: More than 300 workers re-employed at Yangon bag factory (Myanmar Times, 20 April 2020)

·     UPDATE: Factories in Myanmar to close for mandatory COVID-19 inspections (Myanmar Times, 19 April 2020)

·     Displaced families in Myanmar's Kachin fear coronavirus threat (Al Jazeera, 19 April 2020)

·     Companies to shut down if workers, management disagree on COVID-19 measures in Yangon (Myanmar Times, 18 April 2020)

·     COVID-19 Threatens Myanmar’s Economy (The Diplomat, 17 April 2020)

·     Hotel and tour businesses in Myanmar get one-year exemption on licence fees (Myanmar Times, 16 April 2020)

·     Myanmar bans gatherings of five and more as COVID-19 spreads (Myanmar Times, 16 April 2020)

·     Myanmar military steps up attacks as coronavirus spreads (Al Jazeera, 16 April 2020)

·     Tougher challenges ahead in Myanmar COVID-19 fight (Myanmar Times, 14 April 2020)

·     Myanmar restricts border crossing through Myanmar-Bangladesh border gates (The Star, 14 April 2020)

·     In Rohingya refugee camps, the internet blackout could kill (Frontier Myanmar, 14 April 2020)

·     In Myanmar, Hunger Overshadows COVID-19 for Yangon’s Poorest (The Diplomat, 12 April 2020)

·     Scores of detained Rohingya freed in Myanmar as COVID-19 fears mount (CNA, 9 April 2020)

·     Mr. Maung Maung, CTUM President’s speech on Covid-19 (with English subtitles) (CTUM, 8 April 2020)

·     Covid-19 impact and responses: Myanmar (Fair Wear, 7 April 2020)

·     Loans approved from COVID-19 fund for 400 small firms (Myanmar Times, 6 April 2020) 

·     Myanmar Govt to provide free basic food for poor during COVID-19 shutdown (The Irrawaddy, 6 April 2020) 

·     Myanmar’s Mon State consolidates quarantine centers for returning migrants (The Irrawaddy, 2 April 2020) 

·     Worker unions in Myanmar to campaign for factory closures, full wages in April (Myanmar Times, 1 April 2020) 

·     Myanmar Govt Announces Loan Package for Coronavirus-Hit Businesses in Key Sectors (The Irrawaddy, 30 March 2020) 

·     Myanmar unveils $70 million stimulus package to ease economic blow from virus (The Irrawaddy, 19 March 2020)



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