Myanmar morning news for February 3

Myanmar morning news for February 3
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Myanmar Evacuates 59 Students From Virus-Hit Wuhan, China
All but four of the 63 Myanmar students who had been stranded in Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, were evacuated on Sunday and are in quarantine in Mandalay.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar students flown home from coronavirus-stricken Wuhan
Dozens of Myanmar students were evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan early Sunday, government officials said, the latest foreign nationals to be flown home from the region.
— Reuters

Myanmar could be India’s gateway to Southeast Asia
On January 17 and 18, China’s President Xi Jinping visited Myanmar, the first visit by a Chinese president to Myanmar in 19 years.
— Asean Today

Myanmar among 6 nations face ban
US President Donald Trump on Friday slapped immigration restrictions on citizens of six countries including Nigeria, in addition to the list of nations already targeted by his controversial travel ban.
— The Independent

Myanmar plans to export 80,000 tons of rice to Malaysia
Myanmar is planning to export 80,000 tons of rice to Malaysia in two months, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Turns Back China Southern Flight Over Coronavirus Fears: Government Spokesman
Authorities in Myanmar turned back a China Southern flight from Guangzhou with almost everyone on board on Friday after one of the passengers was found with flu symptoms similar to the fast-spreading coronavirus, a government spokesman said.
— New York Times

FDI up $800 mln against previous fiscal
By Nyein Nyein Myanmar attracted more than US$2 billion in foreign direct investments in the current fiscal year, an increase of $800 million compared with the corresponding period of the previous FY, said U Thant Sin Lwin, Director-General of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoHS releases update news of monitoring Novel Coronavirus
The Minister of Health and Sports published an update news about its monitoring Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) at 6 pm yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sale of beans to China declines because of Coronavirus outbreak
The sale of beans to China has declined because of the Corona- virus outbreak in China, according to Mandalay depot.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar receives over 4mil foreign tourists in 2019
YANGON: Myanmar received over 4.36 million foreign visitors in 2019, said the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has announced.
— The Star Online

Myanmar’s border trade reaches $3.3 bln this FY
The value of border trade, as of 24 January, 2020, has reached over US$ 3.28 billion, exceeding $596 million compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar temporarily stops issuing visa on arrival to tourists from China
As a measure to contain the deadly coronavirus which originated in Wuhan of China, Myanmar has suspended the issuance of visa on arrival to tourists from China, according to the statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 1 February.
— Eleven Myanmar

Tomato prices drop in Yenangyoung
Local farmers are unhappy with the falling prices of tomato in Yenangyoung Township, Magway Region, as there are high supplies of tomato in Yenangyoung, according to local farmers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Transport infrastructure upgrades take shape in Chin State
By Kyaw Htike Soe Located in western Myanmar along the border with India and Bangladesh, Chin State is a mountainous region with few transportation links and remains one of the least developed areas of the country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Shan fruit sellers struggle following China virus travel ban
Shan fruit wholesalers in Muse on the Shan State-China border have been asked to temporarily stop exports to Myanmar’s northern neighbour as the coronavirus spreads, according to Shan News.
— Mizzima

Export earnings increase over one bln dollars in around four months
Till 24 January of the current fiscal 2019-2020, Myanmar’s export earnings reached 5.717 billion US dollars, up 1.44 billion US dollars compared with the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Youths urged to cooperate in prevention against spread of hate speeches and fake news
U Myint Naing, a member of the Union Election Commission (UEC) has called on youths to cooperate in the prevention against the spread of hate speeches and fake news in the 2020 general election, at a first meeting with youths.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar military accused of continued human right violations by Amnesty
Myanmar’s military has continued to carry out serious human rights violations in 2019, while the government made no progress addressing the pervasive impunity of soldiers who committed abuses, London-based Amnesty International alleged Thursday in a new report on repression in Asia, according to an RFA report.
— BNI Online

National Rotavirus immunization programme calls all hands on deck
The Ministry of Health and Sports launched a Rotavirus vaccination campaign with its National Immunization Programme yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

China coronavirus: Watermelon, muskmelon exports plunge, prices drop by half
By Nyein Nyein On account of the coronavirus outbreak, exports of watermelons and muskmelons to China have dropped, leading to prices plunging by half, said U Naing Win, chair of the Myanmar Watermelon and Muskmelon Producers and Exporters Association.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Stranded Myanmar students from Wuhan arrives in Mandalay
Two Myanmar students in Wuhan are sick and undergoing medical treatment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday, as 59 other students from the beleaguered Chinese city arrived in Mandalay.
— Myanmar Times

Prudential joins hands with MyanCare to provide free digital healthcare access to thousands of families
Prudential Myanmar Life Insurance Ltd (“Prudential Myanmar”), the wholly-owned business unit of Prudential Corporation Asia, a leading life insurer in Asia, and MyanCare, a pioneering telemedicine company, today announced a first-of-its kind initiative in Myanmar that marks the beginning of an exclusive digital-led strategic collaboration to improve.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Home Affairs minister to resign
The military-appointed home affairs minister, Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, will resign from government and return to the army pending approval from the president, government spokesperson Zaw Htay said Friday.
— Mizzima

State Counsellor opens Ethnics Cultural Festival-2020
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in her capacity as the chairperson of the Border Areas and National Races Development Central Committee, delivered an opening address at the Ethnics Cultural Festival at the Kyaikkiasan Grounds in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Swe Myanmar: Sharing the flavors of home in Tokyo’s ‘Little Yangon’
Past the numerous izakaya bars and chain restaurants flanking Takadanobaba’s Sakae-dori street, there’s a simple brown building with a signboard reading “Swe Myanmar.”
— Japan Times

Govt, NCA-EAOs meet for implementing JICM resolutions
Government officials and representatives of ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) held a coordination meeting at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

59 Myanmar students closely monitored at Kandawnadi Hospital in Mandalay
Health services personnel are closely monitoring situations of 59 Myanmar students, who were brought back from Wuhan city of China, at the isolation rooms of Kandawnadi Hospital in Mandalay.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar-India border trade slides to $46 mln
The value of border trade between Myanmar and India reached US$46.97 million as of 24 January in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, a decline of $13.43 million from $60.4 million recorded in the year-ago period, according to statistics provided by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Vice President U Henry Van Thio to attend peace summit in ROK
A Myanmar delegation led by Vice President U Henry Van Thio left for the Republic of Korea yesterday to attend the Peace, Security and Human Development World Sumit-2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

International law in spotlight following Myanmar genocide verdict
The Rohingya, who have been described by the UN as the most persecuted minority in the world, experienced a glimmer of hope last week, when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered a remarkable ruling that those members of the community remaining in Myanmar currently face a credible threat of genocide.
— Arab News

Korean Red Cross youths meet with students from Kyaik Inn School
The youths of the Korean Red Cross accompanied by volunteers from Myanmar Red Cross Society met with the students of Kyaik Inn Basic Education Post-primary School at the school in Thanlyin Township, Yangon Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar launches FIFA Football for Schools project
The Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) has officially launched the FIFA Football for Schools project with the support of the FIFA Foundation following an event at the Yangon Football Academy.

Vice President U Henry Van Thio opens Ethnics Cultural Festival
Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Chairman of the Ethnics Affairs, Public Management and Services Committee, made an address at the opening ceremony of the “Myanmar Ethnics Cultural Festival” held at the Kyaikasan Grounds, Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ethnics culture festival kicks off in Myanmar
An ethnics culture festival kicked off in Yangon on Saturday, with the participation of varieties of ethnic groups from across Myanmar.
— Xinhua

Myanmar National League: Ayeyawady beats defending champions 1-0
Ayeyawdy United defeated current champion of the MPT Myanmar National League, Shan United, 1-0 during the Week-4 match of MNL played at the Kyauk Taing Stadium in Pathein yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Futsal League: Week-18 sees big victories
Week-18 matches in the Myanmar Futsal League concluded yesterday with a huge win by the Myanmar Futsal League top classed teams.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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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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