Myanmar morning news for April 13

Myanmar morning news for April 13
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar Reports 10 New COVID-19 Cases; Total Rises to 38
Myanmar saw its largest daily jump in new COVID-19 cases with 10 new infections detected in a seven-hour period on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
— Irrawaddy

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, Myanmar shuts down internet in Rakhine
The Foreign Affairs Ministry said the internet was suspended in the two states because of persistent trouble between the Arakan Army and the military, according to The Myanmar Times.
— New Straits times

Vietnam gives Myanmar US$50,000 to fight virus
DEPUTY Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, on behalf of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, symbolically handed over US$50,000 (RM215,716) as gift to the Ambassador of Myanmar to Vietnam Kyaw Soe Win to support the country’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Star Online

Myanmar cancels Thingyan celebrations amid coronavirus fears
Myanmar will ring in a new year next week. But celebrations will be muted because of the coronavirus pandemic.
— Al Jazeera English

Yangon airport extends flight ban over COVID-19 until end of month
Yangon International Airport has extended its ban on international flight arrivals until the end of April in light of the fears over the spread of the coronavirus.
— Mizzima

With lax enforcement of COVID-19 rules, the beer keeps flowing in some Yangon bars
Although most restaurants, teashops and bars in Yangon have complied with a recent order to offer take-away service only in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, some have been able to flout the instruction because local officials are reluctant to enforce the rules.
— Frontier Myanmar

Doctor Who Treated COVID-19 Patient Tests Positive in Myanmar
A doctor who treated a patient who died of COVID-19 has become Myanmar’s first health care professional to contract the disease, taking the number of cases to 38.
— Irrawaddy

COVID-19 thwarts Myanmar’s move to open stock market to foreigners
The novel coronavirus outbreak has derailed Myanmar’s move to open its stock market to foreign investors.
— DealStreetAsia

Companies to receive COVID-19 loans, but discrepancies hamper number of approvals
The government has approved COVID-19 loans for 88 businesses at an interest rate of 1 percent, according to the Union of Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI).
— Myanmar Times

Non-bank lenders asked to allow delayed repayments for struggling borrowers
Microfinance and other non-bank financial institutions have been instructed to provide repayment relief to their borrowers as most consist of low-income workers who could be hit by the economic fallout of COVID-19.
— Myanmar Times

Bomb explodes in Muse, damages building, car
A homemade bomb exploded on April 12 in Muse town in Northern Shan State, damaging a building and a parked car but no injuries were reported, police said.
— Myanmar Times

KB Kookmin Bank expands presence in Cambodia, Myanmar
KB Kookmin Bank has gained two important footholds for its continuous expansion in Southeast Asia ― Cambodia and Myanmar.
— Korea Times

Refugee camps in Bangladesh put under ‘complete lockdown’
Bangladesh has imposed a “complete lockdown” in Cox’s Bazar district — home to over a million Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar — to halt the spread of coronavirus, officials said.
— Mizzima

Silent streets for water festival in Myanmar lockdown
Myanmar’s New Year festival of Thingyan is the country’s biggest public holiday – normally a week of nation-wide celebration and water-fights, with soaked revellers partying late into the night.

In photos: Finding inspiration on Yangon’s empty streets
YANGON — At this time of year, Myanmar would usually be celebrating the Thingyan New Year holiday. Migrant workers would have returned to their home communities to participate in gatherings and street parties with family and friends. Others would have taken advantage of the public holiday to travel overseas.
— Frontier Myanmar

In Myanmar, Hunger Overshadows COVID-19 for Yangon’s Poorest
Myanmar’s lockdown will hit the urban poor hard. That’s inspiring charitable donation — and labor strikes.
— The Diplomat

Offering Research-Based Tools and Information in Response to COVID-19 in Myanmar
Myanmar, alongside the rest of the world, is currently facing huge challenges caused by the COVID-19 outbreak which is directly affecting the social and economic landscape of the country.
— Reliefweb

Myanmar Cardinal calls for solidarity at Easter
In his Easter message, the Archbishop of Yangon, Cardinal Charles Bo, invites us to embrace hope and solidarity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
— Vatican News

Myanmar public support closing wildlife markets over virus fears: survey
The majority of Myanmar people support shutting down wildlife markets to prevent another pandemic, an Asia-wide survey released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) indicates.
— Mizzima

Myanmar: Will there be peace for the ‘long-necked women’? | Future Planet
The sandy roads around Loikaw sport reddish earth. They are surrounded by dozens of wooded mounds nearby and larger mountains on a visible but distant horizon.
— The Union Journal

Thailand’s Kasikornbank gets approval for $40m stake in Myanmar lender
Thailand’s Kasikornbank said on Saturday it plans to invest up to $40 million in a 35% stake in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Farmers Development Bank after receiving approval from Myanmar’s central bank.
— DealStreetAsia

Five Myanmar citizens face charges for anti-COVID-19 mischiefs
Five people face charges for violating the country’s Natural Disaster Management Law for disrupting anti-COVID-19 operations in four townships across the country, police said on April 12.
— Myanmar Times

Frontline doctor among three new COVID-19 cases in Myanmar
A frontline medical doctor treating COVID-19 patients in one of the country’s government hospitals is among the three new victims of the dreaded disease, the Health Ministry announced on April 11.
— Myanmar Times

COVID-19: Myanmar extends ban in international flights
The Myanmar government extended a ban on all international flights into the country’s airports Saturday to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
— AA

Chinese automakers move into Myanmar to battle Japanese rivals
Chinese automakers are ramping up local production in Myanmar as they go head to head with dominant and entrenched Japanese rivals in the fast-growing market.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Myanmar confirms 28th case
A 63-year-old man who had close contact with the eighth confirmed patient tested positive for Covid-19, taking the number of confirmed cases to 28, according to a statement by the Health and Sports Ministry.
— The Star Online

Myanmar eyeing investment projects involving masks and pharmaceuticals
The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) is planning to accept investment projects in manufacturing masks, pharmaceuticals and others which can contribute to the fight against the Covid-19 in the country, state-run media reported Saturday (April 11).
— The Star Online

Myanmar frees journalist who was charged under terrorism law
A Myanmar journalist arrested on terrorism charges after publishing an interview with a spokesman for the Arakan Army rebel group was freed on Thursday and said police had told him they would not pursue the case.
— dhaka tribune

Colonial hangover: The fragmented history of Myanmar is narrated under a veil of fiction
Lawrence’s fictitious Indian National Army captain Immanuel Stanley David is faced with a wave of events, mostly untoward circumstances, after his landing in Burma during World War II.
— Financial Express

Myanmar says internet shutdown not hindrance to virus fight
The suspension of internet services in some townships in Rakhine and Chin states is not a hindrance to the government’s intensified campaign against COVID-19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on April 10.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar public support closing wildlife markets over virus fears: survey
The majority of Myanmar people support shutting down wildlife markets to prevent another pandemic, an Asia-wide survey released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) indicates.
— Mizzima

Groups raise funds to support COVID-19 prevention, response
Various groups in Myanmar are organising donation drives to raise funds for the needy as COVID-19 wears on.
— Myanmar Times

Doctor Who Treated COVID-19 Patient Tests Positive in Myanmar
A doctor who treated a patient who died of COVID-19 has become Myanmar’s first health care professional to contract the disease, taking the number of cases to 38.
— Irrawaddy

Six new coronaviruses in bats discovered in Myanmar
From May 2016 to August 2018, the team collected 750 saliva, guano and faecal samples from 11 bat species in these areas. Coronaviruses were detected in 48 samples.
— Hindustan Times

Myanmar frees 128 Rohingyas amid virus
Cases against 128 Rohingya Muslims, detained after fleeing Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state, have been dropped as fears grow of a potential coronavirus outbreak in the country’s overcrowded prisons.
— Manila Times



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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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