Myanmar morning news for April 28

Myanmar morning news for April 28

Myanmar morning newsNo new COVID-19 cases on Monday, total cases remain at 146
COVID-19 Situation Report of Myanmar at 8:00 pm on 27 April 1. Laboratory test of the Department of Medical Research has shown no positive cases of COVID-19 in 115 samples when the results came out at 6 pm on 27 April.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Extends Visa and Flight Ban until May 15 to Tackle COVID-19
No commercial flights or non-diplomatic visas will not be available until May 15 as Myanmar says numbers under coronavirus quarantine are still growing.
— Irrawaddy

Yangon airport extends international arrivals ban
Yangon International Airport was further extended the ban on international flight arrivals to May 15, said an announcement issued by the Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL), according to a report by Xinhua.
— BNI Online

Myanmar Parliament to Discuss Budget Allocation, Foreign Loans for COVID-19 Response
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Myanmar’s Parliament has delayed the start of its next session by more than two weeks until May 18.
— Irrawaddy

Commerce Ministry holds video conferencing on ‘doing business’ cooperation
U Aung Htoo, Deputy Minister for Commerce, convened a video conference on Doing Business cooperation with the experts from International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank at the ministry yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Myanmar extends entry restrictions for travellers
MYANMAR’S Foreign Affairs Ministry 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 pandemic.
— The Star Online

Myanmar’s parliament to resume 16th regular session next month
Myanmar’s parliament will resume its 16th regular session on May 18, according to an announcement of the parliament on Monday (April 27).
— The Star Online

3 more towns in Myanmar placed under semi-lockdown
Three more towns here have been placed under semi-lockdown with immediate effect, according to the Health and Sports Ministry.
— New Straits Times

Rohingya organisation apologises over demands by members
The Rohingya Society of Malaysia (RSM) apologised to the Malaysian government and its people on behalf of the refugee community for certain demands allegedly issued by its members recently.
— Daily Express

Covid-19’s silver lining for tourism sector
The Covid-19 pandemic walloped the tourism sector, but Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is considering it as an opportunity to reboot the industry and give it a new face post-Covid-19.
— Eleven Myanmar

PTTEP pledges to continue gas production work in Myanmar
Thai oil and gas company PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) will continue to execute its 2020 Economic Plan, which includes work in Myanmar, said Mr Piya Sukhumpanumet, general manager from PTTEP Myanmar Asset.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Muslims observe Ramadan at home
Muslims in Myanmar are observing Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, at their homes under a nationwide lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
— UCA News

Myanmar under pressure to scale up COVID-19 stimulus measures
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is under pressure to scale up its existing stimulus package to mitigate the economic fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Myanmar Times

3,000 returnees from China have come back to Myanmar, current COVID-19 cases stand at 146
More than 3,000 returnees from China have come back to Myanmar through the border gate in Lweje Town as they feared the possible transmission of COVID-19 in China, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Telenor Myanmar sees 27% data traffic increase amid COVID-19 lockdown
Telenor Myanmar reports that internet usage in its network has increased by 27 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Telecompaper

Solving Rohingya crisis takes a global effort, burden shouldn’t fall on Malaysia’s shoulders alone, says Hadi
The humanitarian crisis that has plagued the Rohingya people needs to be dealt with via an international effort rather than Malaysia solely bearing the burden, said PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
— Malay Mail

Temporary entry restrictions for visitors extended
Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry 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 pandemic, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Public contributions to the fund of National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The government is increasing its momentum for measures against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Plans Flights to Bring Home Nationals Stranded by COVID-19
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is planning relief flights to India, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and Japan to bring home stranded nationals.
— Irrawaddy

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Commerce Ministry discusses crop export with local traders
The Ministry of Commerce organized a meeting to ensure regular export of rice and beans although there are some difficulties from the outbreak of COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Public awareness on possible crimes exploiting Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19)
The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) has led the global countries, including Myanmar, to impose emergency measures on travel restrictions, security reform, scrutinizing inbound and outbound people at the residential areas, public transportation, reducing schedules of cars, trains and airplanes, curfews and home stay.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

New Mon State Party Agrees to Close Thai-Myanmar Border Crossings to Curb COVID-19
To curb COVID-19, the NMSP has closed Thai border crossings under its control in the Three Pagodas Pass and asked returning migrants to re-enter Myanmar via Myawaddy.
— Irrawaddy

Nagaland: 2 rebels of Myanmar-based outfit NSCN (K-YA) held in Mon
In joint operation launched by Assam Rifles & Indian Army, 2 active self-styled sergeants identified as Kabato Sema & Lokivi Sema nabbed in Nagaland’s Mon district
— Nagaland

Mandalay Regional Govt Distributes Free Cloth Masks to Curb COVID-19 in Myanmar
The Mandalay regional government is paying small businesses and volunteer groups to produce cloth face masks, which are being distributed to the public free of charge.
— Irrawaddy

Unity, solidarity and kinship needed: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday about the need for unity, solidarity and kinship in the following manner: Sayargyi Thakin Kodaw Hmaing urged the people to have solidarity in times of crisis.
— 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

Weather forecast on low pressure monitored at Emergency Operations Centre
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye met with Deputy Minister U Soe Aung and the Director-General and officials of the Disaster Management Department at the Emergency Operations Centre to monitor and prepare for low pressure which is forecast to occur at the Andaman Sea from 28 to 30 April.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Poor in cash, but rich in soul
A brown cardboard paper sign board is attached above the number plate on the trishaw of U Win Naing. It reads “I do not carry passengers, but I buy food”.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Military to Lend State-of-the-Art Machines for Public COVID-19 Testing
The Myanmar military says it will use two high-capacity testing machines already installed at military hospitals to assist with public COVID-19 testing.
— Irrawaddy

Online workshop on COVID-19 crisis management held
Online workshop on COVID-19 Crisis Management: React, Rethinks, Recover was attended by Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung and Deputy Minister U Tin Latt yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Eight Test Negative for COVID-19 After Contact with Infected Myanmar Factory Interpreter
Around 150 others, who came into contact with the infected person at his shoe factory, will be tested for coronavirus, says the health chief in Yangon’s industrial hub.
— Irrawaddy

Tin ore shipment remains normal despite Muse attack
Shipments of tin ore from Myanmar to China through Ruili customs remain normal even as China has closed the nearby Jiegao border crossing with Myanmar following a military attack in Muse on Thursday night, SMM reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar readies flights to evacuate citizens from five Asian countries
The Myanmar government is ready with relief flights for its citizens facing difficulty returning home from five Asian countries.
— Nenow

Stop the fighting, combine forces against a common enemy – COVID-19
On Monday, April 20, my colleague Ko Pyae Sone Win Maung lost his life as he was conducting a humanitarian mission, and the marked United Nations (UN) vehicle he was driving came under fire in Minbya township in Rakhine State.
— Myanmar Times

Education ministry develops modern equipment for COVID-19 health cares
Technical institutes and schools under the Ministry of Education have manufactured modern equipment to be used for healthcare services in COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Sets Up New Unit to Manage COVID-19 Volunteers
The new National Volunteer Steering Unit, chaired by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, will support existing COVID-19 volunteer groups at quarantine center across the country.
— Irrawaddy

COVID-19 Under Control If Myanmar Keeps Current Measures: Health Minister
Myanmar’s minister of health says the country can avoid a major coronavirus outbreak if it maintains current prevention efforts until mid-May.
— Irrawaddy



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