Myanmar morning news for April 27

Myanmar morning news for April 27
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Covid-19 infections rise to 144 in Myanmar
The total number of Covid-19 (coronavirus) infections in Myanmar has risen to 144 cases, with five more confirmed cases reported on Saturday morning (April 25), according to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— The Star Online

Online mystics cash in during Myanmar virus lockdown
Myanmar lawyer Thiri had been excited about her wedding and new job this year – before the coronavirus threw both into doubt. With the stars very much unaligned, she turned to an astrology app for help.
— Channel NewsAsia

Virus Adds to Challenges for Fledgling Myanmar Insurance Market
The Covid-19 crisis has disrupted Myanmar’s efforts to develop its fledgling insurance industry. At the same time, it’s showing why coverage is important, according to the country head of Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc.
— Bloomberg

Myanmar considers applying for IMF financing to get through COVID-19
The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) and the Ministry of Planning, Finance, and Industry are considering applying for financing options provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), CBM governor U Kyaw Kyaw Maung said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar extends entry restrictions for travellers due to virus outbreak
Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on Sunday morning (Apr 26) announced the extension of temporary entry restrictions for visitors from all countries until May 15, as part of measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
— The Star Online

More than 110 businesses to receive COVID-19 loan
Plan is underway to grant a loan of around Ks 5,000 million to more than 110 COVID-19 affected businesses in the second batch, said U Aung Naing Oo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.
— Eleven Myanmar

484 govt employees quarantined in Nay Pyi Taw Guest House
The Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee Guest House is now keeping a total of 484 civil service employees in quarantine after they returned to the capital from other areas of the country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Stay-At-Home order imposed in Yangon Region’s three townships
Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports Order 43/2020 3rd Waxing of Kasone, 1382 ME (24 April 2020) The Ministry of Health and Sports has issued this order in exercise of the rights contained in Section 21, sub-section (b) of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law: 1.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar forms national steering unit to support volunteers during outbreak
The Myanmar government has formed a national volunteer steering unit to support the welfare of volunteers participating in the fight against Covid-19 (coronavirus) across the country, according to an official of the President’s Office on Sunday (April 26).
— The Star Online

Myanmar banks to adjust hours
BANKING has been temporarily reset from 10am to 2pm in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the central bank.
— The Star Online 

Myanmar’s Online Mystics Cash-In During Lockdown
Myanmar lawyer, Thiri had been excited about her wedding and new job this year – before the coronavirus threw both into doubt. With the stars very much unaligned, she turned to an astrology app for help.
— The Asean Post

Face facts: Genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar is complete
As recently as two weeks ago, some of the few Rohingya remaining in Myanmar were still trying to make their way across the border to the relative safety of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.
— Arab News

Violence forced the Rohingya to flee Myanmar. Now the coronavirus is threatening their refugee camp
There I’d spend a second year working with the United Nations World Food Programme in Cox’s Bazar — a giant refugee camp where 855,000 Rohingya refugees rely on food assistance to survive.

Myanmar reports another recovery, two more COVID-19 positive cases
One more COVID-19 patient in Myanmar is on the road to recovery after recent tests showed no remaining signs of the virus, the health ministry said at 7am on April 26. However, two more positive cases have also been detected.
— Myanmar Times

Message from Myanmar in lockdown
We live and work on a large farm project in Pyay, about six hours north from Yangon on the Ayeyarwady River.
— Gisborneherald

Myanmar Muslims to observe Ramadan at home
A senior Myanmar Islamic leader on Saturday said all Muslims in the country were instructed to observe the holy month of Ramadan at their homes, amid the creeping COVID-19 epidemic.
— Myanmar Times

Govt to fly home Myanmar citizens stranded in five Asian states
The government readies relief flights for Myanmar citizens facing difficulty returning home from five Asian countries, amid the ban on international commercial flights due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Civil Aviation said on April 25.
— Myanmar Times

Government set to unveil COVID-19 economic response plan
Due for release in the coming days, the COVID-19 Comprehensive Response Plan will include new economic stimulus measures and increased funding for the health sector, as well as detail on how the plan can be funded.
— Frontier Myanmar

Online mystics cash in during Myanmar virus lockdown
Myanmar lawyer Thiri had been excited about her wedding and new job this year — before the coronavirus threw both into doubt.
— The News

Myanmar’s Cardinal Bo calls for ceasefire in the country
Myanmar’s Cardinal Charles Bo is calling for a ceasefire in Myanmar as part of the call made by the United Nations chief and Pope Francis for a global ceasefire.
— BNI Online

UPDATE 2: Hlaing Thar Yar factory potential COVID-19 cluster after employee tests positive
Six people who were directly in contact with case 144 on the health ministry’s latest COVID-19 positive list have been sent for quarantine at a government facility, while 38 others who live in the same building have been instructed to complete a 21-day quarantine, to be arranged by the factory, U Myat Min Thu, MP of Haing Thar Yar told.
— The Myanmar Times

Yoma Strategic raises awareness on malaria elimination and COVID-19 response
The coronavirus scare consumes our daily lives in Myanmar but what is often forgotten is there are also other diseases out there that get far less media attention.
— Mizzima

Korean-based Shinhan Financial Group donates 100 test kits, 300 PPEs
The South Korean-based Shinhan Financial Group donated (COVID-19) test kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Health and Sports at Medical Research Department (HQ) in Dagon Township, Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Dial 2019 for comprehensive information about COVID-19
People can dial 2019 at the National COVID-19 Call Centre to ask information about COVID-19 daily between 8 am and 8 pm, according to Medical Research Department (MRD).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Burmese cardinal slams China for ‘criminal negligence’
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Myanmar, president of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference (FABC), has made an unprecedented criticism of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), blaming its “criminal negligence” for the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

Announcement on Extension of the Precautionary Restriction Measures Related to Control of COVID-19 Pandemic until 15 May 2020
With a view to strengthening measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has issued the following announcements regarding the temporary entry restrictions for visitors from all countries which are in force till 30 April 2020:- (a) Announcement dated 15 March.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Seven employees who worked for case 146 now under quarantine
Seven employees from a Japanese sushi shop run by case 146, the most recent COVID-19 case, have been placed under quarantine, according to MPs from Hlaing township.
— Myanmar Times

Don’t blame us for spreading Covid-19 in Selayang, migrant workers plead
Migrants working at the Selayang wholesale market have expressed their disappointment at being blamed for the spate of Covid-19 cases in the area, amid vitriol by locals on social media, especially against the Rohingya community.
— Malay Mail

Programmes and people in place to implement what is needed; that’s why we can renew our strength: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote this on her Facebook page yesterday: It is possible for us to renew our strength because we have programmes and people in place to implement what is needed step by step.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over 56,000 prisoners released under incumbent government
Over the past four years since the current government came to power, 17 pardons have been granted releasing more than 56,000 prisoners, according to the Prison Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

Announcement for 21 days facility quarantine and 7 days home quarantine
The Ministry of Health and Sports had earlier announced the 14-day facility quarantine, followed by another 14-day home quarantine, for prevention of COVID-19 infection from the foreign visitors and the positive patients.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

PBPM urges govt to set up RCI on claims migrants granted citizenship
The government has been urged to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate claims that long-staying migrant workers and refugees have been granted citizenship.
— The Sun Daily

No new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, total number of cases remains 144
Update of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar till 8:00 pm on 25 April 1. On 25 April 2020, a total of 132 specimens – 92 at the National Health Laboratory (Yangon), and 40 at the Department of Medical Research (Yangon) – were tested, and no positive cases of COVID-19 was found.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Visitors carefully scrutinized before entering Nay Pyi Taw
Combined teams are checking the visitors at the checkpoints before coming into eight townships in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rice depots to reopen on 27 April
By Nyein Nyein Rice depots are going to reopen on 27 April, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

‘I just need to go home’: Myanmar workers stranded in UAE
More than 100 Myanmar migrants who have been stranded in the United Arab Emirates since late March face an uncertain wait to return home due to flight disruptions and travel restrictions.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar welcome back over 3,000 returnees from China at Lweje border gate
More than 3,000 returnees from Chin have come back to Myanmar through the border gate in Lweje Town as they feared the possible transmission of COVID-19 in neighbouring country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye discusses childcare programmes with stakeholders
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement organized a video conference meeting with the stakeholders to continue the Early Childhood Intervention and the Early Childhood Care and Development in Myanmar amid the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s words of encouragement for health workers and donors
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has written on her Facebook page today in the following manner: I ended yesterday’s message with a line from my favourite song “Mi Nge, renew your strength”.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Two more COVID-19 cases on 26 April, total number cases reach 146
There have been two additional COVID-19 cases on 26 April, bringing the total number of positive cases to 146, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Health and Sports yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Coronavirus crisis sees Rohingya face growing hostility in Malaysia
Advocates report increased public anger in Malaysia against Rohingya refugees and asylum seekers as the coronavirus crisis deepens, raising concerns of a migrant crisis as South-East Asia experienced in 2015.

Pyithu Hluttaw representatives summoned to 16th regular session
The 16th regular session of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw will commence on 18 May 2020 (Monday) at 10 a.m., summoned by the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker and invitations have been sent to Pyithu Hluttaw representatives.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Eight suspects in contact with case 144 found negative
Eight people who were in close contact with case 144, an interpreter from Taiwanese-owned Tsang Yih shoe factory in Hlaing Thar Yar township, Yangon, have tested negative for COVID-19.
— Myanmar Times

Summoning Second Amyotha Hluttaw sixteen regular session
Republic of the Union of Myanmar Amyotha Hluttaw Notification 2/2020 5th Waxing of Kasone 1382 ME 26 April 2020 Summoning Second Amyotha Hluttaw sixteen regular session In accord with Section 155 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Section 35 of the 2012 Amyotha Hluttaw Law and Rule 3,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Strong winds damage school, houses in Seikphyu Tsp
On 26 April, 3pm, strong winds blew off the roof of a building of basic education high school in Kone Village and some houses in Alaepaing Ward of Seikphyu Township, Magway Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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