Myanmar morning news for April 29

Myanmar morning news for April 29

Myanmar morning newsThree more new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, total cases reach 149
COVID-19 Situation Report of Myanmar at 8:00 pm on 28 April 1. Laboratory tests of the Department of Medical Research have shown 3 positive cases of COVID-19 in out of 87 samples when the results came out at 6 pm on 28 April.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MIC okays five projects in oil and gas, real estate, services sectors
Union Minister U Thaung Tun and members of the Myanmar Investment Commission attend the video conference.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Central Bank Cuts Rates by Another 1.5 Percentage Points Amid COVID-19 Slowdown
The Central Bank of Myanmar has cut interest rates again, taking its total reduction to 3 percentage points in less than two months as the economy reels from COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy

MNA, MAI to launch relief flights for Myanmar citizens
Myanmar National Airline (MNA), the state-owned airline, will launch the relief flights to bring back Myanmar citizens from Singapore, Bangkok and New Delhi (India) while Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will launch the Incheon-Yangon relief flights to bring back Myanmar citizens from South Korea.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Cambodia, Myanmar Workers Face Adversity as Outbreak Devastates Industry
Workers in Cambodia and Myanmar are facing severe hardships as the spread of the coronavirus decimates their country’s economies and causes widespread factory closures, prompting them to take to the streets to demand assistance from their governments.
— Radio Free Asia

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MRF suggests 18 points to government amid Coronavirus pandemic
Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) has submitted 18 suggestions to the government on 27 April, including an increase of cultivation loan up to K200,000 per acre during the coronavirus pandemic.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

CBM issues directive No. 8/2020 to change interest rates
The Central Bank of Myanmar has released its directive No.8/2020, dated 27 April 2020, on its bank rate, deposit rate and lending rate.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN’s top human rights envoy to Myanmar steps down
Yanghee Lee steps down after six years of raising the alarm on atrocities committed against Rohingya minority.
— Aljazeera

No new cases reported in Myanmar for second day, authorities ready new test machine
The National Health Laboratory (NHL) and Department of Medical Research tested a total of 345 persons suspected of being infected with the virus in the latest batch but all the results were negative, records from the health ministry showed.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to keep COVID-19 measures in place until mid-May
The health ministry would not ease its measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 despite the relatively low number of cases in Myanmar and would keep the restrictions in place at least until May 15.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to establish new credit law to support financing small businesses
The Financial Regulatory Department under the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry is in the process of drafting a Credit Guarantee Corporation Law, U Thant Sin, director of the department, told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Soi Dog distributes relief supplies to Myanmar workers affected by COVID-19
Staff from Soi Dog Foundation came together on Sunday (Apr 26) to distribute relief supplies to workers from Myanmar who have found themselves with little or no income due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
— The Phuket News

International community appeases Myanmar: experts
International community has continued to appease Myanmar by refraining from directly asking it to rescue several hundred Rohingya people who have been floating on at least two boats in territorial waters of the country, experts alleged.
— New Age BD

50 Protective chambers donated for COVID-19 testing
U Zaw Zaw, President of the Myanmar Football Federation, vice president of the ASEAN Football Federation, and Professor U Zaw Wai Soe, Rector of the University of Medicine 1, donated 50 protective chambers to the Ministry of Health and Sports on April 24.
— Myanmar Times

National volunteer steering unit formed to fight COVID-19
The Myanmar government has formed a national volunteer steering unit to support the welfare of volunteers participating in the fight against COVID-19 across the country, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Two Myanmar based NSCN-K rebels caught in India
Two active rebels of the banned militant outfit NSCN (K-Yung Aung) based in Myanmar were apprehended by the Assam Rifles and Indian Army near Yoching in Mon District of Nagalan, Eastmojo reported.
— Mizzima

Retail businesses lament high rental fees, now going online
Retail business owners are grumbling over shop rental fees in Yangon malls, which they say remain high despite the drop in footfall and demand as a result of COVID-19.
— Myanmar Times

Over 500 factories in Yangon, Mandalay re-open after inspection
More than 500 factories in Yangon and Mandalay have re-opened after being inspected by the Health Ministry for compliance with measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, officials said.
— Myanmar Times

Tribes along India-Myanmar border dream of a ‘united Nagaland’
Dozens of Naga tribes yearn to reunite the 3 million living in India with their 400,000 estranged cousins in Myanmar.
— Aljazeera

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ARU report: Armed conflict escalates in Rakhine state
The armed clashes between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army of the ethnic Buddhist Rakhine further escalated this week.
— Dhaka Tribune

H&T Ministry seeks cooperation from private tourism sector to promote outbound services in post-COVID-19 period
Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has sought cooperation from the tourism industries in preparation for tourism booming in the post-COVID 19 period as it has relaxed rules.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Returning workers urged to avoid Three Pagodas Pass
An ethnic Mon armed group has warned migrant workers returning from Thailand to avoid Three Pagodas Pass gate, as it is not an official border crossing.
— Myanmar Times

Tackling new virus through smart tech
The Ministry of Health and Sports have conducted prevention measures to control the spread of COVID-19, urging people to stay in-doors, wash their hands, wear masks and maintain social distancing.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Town Finds Way to Protect Market Vendors, Customers Amid COVID-19
Crowd management is a tricky business at the best of times. Nowhere does this issue seem more relevant right now than in markets, as they are normally crowded places, and the requirement—part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus—that at least 2 meters of physical distance be maintained between sellers and buyers is creating chaos.
— Irrawaddy

Wild waters: Ye, Mon State
The latest instalment in our series about wild swimming spots focuses on little-visited Ye in southern Mon State, where we discover shipwrecks, deserted beaches and technicolour sunsets.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar Prepares COVID-19 Relief Package Worth up to Several Billion Dollars
The new relief plan worth $2-3 billion will boost health spending, aid companies, ease lending conditions, fast-track imports and FDI, and tap foreign funds.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Universities Invent Robots to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in Hospitals
Technological universities have invented two robots to help reduce contact between doctors and patients and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor holds video conference with recovering COVID-19 patients
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds the video conference with patients, recovering from the COVID-19 infection, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Military sends relief aid for IDPs, locals in Paletwa
Blockade of transportation routes by AA terrorist group in Paletwa area, Chin State, has halted commodity flows, causing the hike of commodity prices and shortage of foodstuffs for the civilians, civil service employees and internally displaced persons.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar: Continued conflict an impediment in the fight against COVID-19
The ongoing conflict between the Myanmar Armed Forces and the Arakan Army in Rakhine and southern areas of Chin State has been again marked by increased civilian casualties and population movements in recent weeks.
— Reliefweb

Myanmar gov’t forms committee to coordinate with ethnic armed groups in COVID-19 fight
The Myanmar government has formed a coordination and cooperation committee to work with ethnic armed groups in the fight against COVID-19, said an order issued by the President’s Office on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

PWDs included in project for responding to COVID-19: MSWRR
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye, in his capacity as the chairman of the Working Committee on Rights of People with Disabilities-PWDs, held a video conference with PWDs COVID-19 Emergency Response Joint Committee yesterday, discussing measures for including PWDs in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Citizens Jailed for Breaking COVID-19 Curfew Rules
Numerous civilians are being sentenced to a month in prison for violating coronavirus curfews amid official claims they were trying to break other laws.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar election likely in November
The general parliamentary election in Myanmar is likely to be held in November, a member of the Union Election Commission said on April 28.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Sets Up COVID-19 Committee with Rebel Armies
The President’s Office has formed a committee to work with ethnic armed organizations to stop coronavirus spreading around the border regions with China and Thailand.
— Irrawaddy

COVID-19 leaves over 60,000 workers jobless in Myanmar
Over 60,000 workers across the country have lost their jobs due to factory shutdowns caused by cancelled orders and the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption of raw material supplies.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Town Finds Way to Protect Market Vendors, Customers Amid COVID-19
In Kalaw, Shan State, an NLD lawmaker’s innovative idea for helping market vendors observe social distancing guidelines has won admirers in Myanmar and overseas.
— Irrawaddy

AA abduct policeman in MyaukU
A policeman was forcibly taken by AA terrorists in MuarkU Township, Rakhine State, on 26 April.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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