Myanmar morning news for April 24

Myanmar morning news for April 24
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COVID-19 case count hits 132 in Myanmar
The health ministry reported five new COVID-19 cases at 8 pm on April 23. All were detected from among the thousands of people undergoing quarantine across the country, implying that the government’s strategy of isolating suspected infected persons is effective in containing the disease.
— Myanmar Times

Rogue garment factories face action in Myanmar
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says garment factory owners who are flouting a government order to close their plants because of the coronavirus pandemic will face legal action.
— Ecotextile

Rakhine Villager Shot at Checkpoint in Latest of Myanmar Civilian Killings
Myanmar Army soldiers gunned down a villager as he returned home from fishing in war-ravaged Rakhine state, the latest in a series of civilian killings, with troops saying the man failed to follow instructions at a security checkpoint, the victim’s father said Wednesday.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar urged to protect free expression
The Myanmar government should protect free expression, free all political prisoners, and provide remedies to anyone who was arbitrarily detained, said Athan and Fortify Rights in a new report on Thursday.

Eight persons in Shan State imprisoned for 3 months for defying curfew
Eight people who defied the night-time curfew imposed in Shan State have been sentenced to three months in prison for the first time in two days after the imposition, according to Taunggyi Myoma Police Station.
— Eleven Myanmar

Card Bo joins Pope Francis to ask for a global ceasefire to heal Myanmar as well
The Archbishop of Yangon backs the pontiff and the UN secretary general who have called for an end to armed conflicts to save people from the pandemic.
— Asia News

Myanmar hotel industry receives another lifeline
The government will defer land lease payments for six months for a total of 47 state-owned and private hotels in Myanmar to ease the pressure wrought by COVID-19, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism announced on April 21.
— Myanmar Times

Manipur intensifies fencing work, ups vigil along India-Myanmar border in wake of coronavirus
“The situation in neighbouring Myanmar has become alarming. Accordingly, more material has been dispatched for fencing the border along the Pakmual-Behiang sector in Churachandpur district. “Additional police personnel have been deployed in the border areas,” the chief minister said on Wednesda
— Economic Times

Israeli Ambassador discusses Israeli-Myanmar collaboration to tackle virus threat
Mizzima had the opportunity to interview Israeli Ambassador Ronen Gilor following a productive Video Conference organized by the Israeli Embassy linking Israeli health professionals with their Myanmar counterparts to discuss how best to tackle the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is called.
— Mizzima

Inside Phaunggyi, Myanmar’s ambitious response to COVID-19
Faced with a shortage of intensive care beds, the Yangon Region government is transforming a training complex for civil servants on the city’s outskirts into a massive facility for treating COVID-19, while hospitals nationwide are also being upgraded.
— Frontier Myanmar

Mandalay prepares new lab for COVID-19 testing
Mandalay has received its own COVID-19 testing machine from Singapore and aims to start testing patients by the end of May, said U Sai Pan Saing, chair of Regional COVID-19 Information Committee.
— Myanmar Times

Chinese medics leave Yangon
As Chinese medics who fight against the COVID-19 in Myanmar successfully completed their operation, they left Yangon yesterday, according to the announcement by the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar to get less rain this monsoon season
Myanmar will get less rain across the period of the rainy season and see higher temperatures according to meteorologists issued by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
— Eleven Myanmar

Rohingya refugees stranded at sea show urgent need for regional response
Rohingya refugees stranded at sea show urgent need for regional response The Bangladesh authorities should rescue and welcome Rohingya refugees currently stranded at sea, Amnesty International said today.
— Asia Tribune

Disaster Medical Specialist – Myanmar/Thailand Programme
“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”.
— Reliefweb

Unprovoked AA attack kills civilians in Paletwa
Myanmar Economic Bank employees and families were killed and injured by an unprovoked attack from the AA terrorist group in Paletwa, Chin State, the yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Volunteers Help Yangon’s Hungry During COVID-19 Outbreak
The NGO Clean Yangon has been sending out food to families struggling during the coronavirus outbreak but the group says donations are falling.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Chin State Extends COVID-19 Village Lockdown
A coronavirus-infected village in Chin State remains blocked off amid fears that the health authorities could not cope with an outbreak.
— Irrawaddy

Deputy Construction Minister holds online meetings with Myanmar’s development partners
Deputy Minister for Construction Dr Kyaw Lin, accompanied by his permanent secretary and departmental officials, discussed development partners of Myanmar through video conferencing yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Four Civilians Including Two Children Killed in Shelling of Myanmar State-Owned Bank
Chin State’s Paletwa Town was in a state of panic on Wednesday as four more civilians were killed by artillery fire amid fighting between the Tatmadaw and the AA.
— Irrawaddy

Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 holds 2nd meeting
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attends the Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of the Coronavirus Disease.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

COVID-19 related directives extended till 15 May: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday that it has been decided to extend the rules and directives issued by the National Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19 disease from 30 April to 15 May.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin participates in video conference of ASEAN-US Special Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin participated in the video conference of the ASEAN-US Special Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 at 7:30 am yesterday from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Situation update on COVID-19 surveillance
The National Health Laboratory (Yangon) released the result of the first batch of lab specimens on 23-4-2020 which shows that 5 out of 82 lab specimens tested positive for COVID-19 while 77 tested negative.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Driver killed in AA attack on vehicle of pest services company in Rakhine
A driver was killed and his colleague was injured in the attack of AA terrorist group in Rakhine State on 21 April, according to the report of Office of Commander in Chief of Defence Services.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Notification on COVID-19 prevention in IDP camps
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is implementing action plans to prevent, contain and treat COVID-19 in IDP camps across the nation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

COVID-19: MoNREC, well-wishers donate cash, medical supplies
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MoNREC), and well-wishers donated cash and medical supplies to the National Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the Ministry of Health and Sports in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bahtoo officers training school graduates 123rd cadet batch
The graduation ceremony parade of the Thiha Company of the 123rd intake of Officers Training Course of Defence Services (Army) Officers Training School (Bahtoo) was held at the Military Appointments General Office Hall the OTS in Fort Bahtoo yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

In Western Myanmar, State Counselor’s Praise for Tatmadaw Causes Unease
In Rakhine and Chin, where many people have been killed or displaced by air strikes, the majority do not share the State Counselor’s view of the army as their protector.
— Irrawaddy

Courts Send COVID-19 Curfew Breakers to Prison in Myanmar
Courts in Ayeyarwady Region have sentenced 24 people to one month in prison for violating an overnight curfew.
— Irrawaddy



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