Myanmar morning news for March 25

Myanmar morning news for March 25

Myanmar morning news

First 2 COVID-19 cases detected in Myanmar
Two persons who returned from the U.S and the UK tested positive for the COVID-19 on 23 March, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Domestic flights to cease operations from Wednesday, says Govt as Coronavirus crisis deepens
Meanwhile, all international passenger flights have already been prohibited to land in India from Sunday till a week’s time to contain the spread of COVID-19.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Faces Squeeze on Hospitals, Basic Needs as Virus Arrives
Myanmar, which shares borders with China, India, Thailand, Bangladesh and Laos, is facing the reality of the novel coronavirus, after the government officially confirmed the first two cases of Covid-19 late Monday.
— Bloombergquint

Enough COVID-19 test kits for Myanmar, says WHO representative
Myanmar – which announced two COVID-19 positive cases on Monday (Mar 23) – currently has enough test kits to detect suspected cases, says a World Health Organization’s (WHO) official.
— Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar announces tougher measures for arriving travellers
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Civil Aviation said that all incoming Myanmar nationals and foreign travellers will be subjected to a 14-day facility quarantine upon arrival.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar receives 6.7 mln USD from China under LMC Special Fund
Myanmar received over 6.7 million U.S. dollars from China under the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Special Fund on Monday.

Myanmar officially brands Rakhine rebels a terrorist group
Myanmar has officially designated an armed ethnic rebel group known as the Arakan Army a terrorist organization.
–My Northwest

Fighting Rages as Myanmar’s Rakhine Braces For Fallout From Terrorist Designation
Fierce fighting between Myanmar forces and the rebel Arakan Army killed a child and wounded 15 villagers in Rakhine state, hours after the government formally branded the AA a terrorist group, a move a local lawmaker said could lead to “endless fighting in the future.”
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar passenger stranded in India
He failed to get on board the last Indigo flight to Yangon from Kolkata on the night of 20th March.
— Mizzima

Loikaw Hospital accelerates preparations for COVID-19
The Hospital in Loikaw Hospital, Kayah State, is now preparing 85 beds for Myanmar citizens who were returning from foreign countries by sea and air, according to the press conference held at the Loikaw People’s Hospital yesterday.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar gov’t names Arakan Army as terrorist group, unlawful association
The Myanmar government has named the United League of Arakan (ULA), also known as Arakan Army (AA), as a terrorist group, state-run media quoted an order of Anti-Terrorism Central Committee as saying on Tuesday.

Suu Kyi Consoles Myanmar People Amid COVID-19, Stresses Health Guidelines, Calm
The State Counselor said the country will not face food shortages but will fight the outbreak using strength of the people and urged citizens to respect quarantine rules.
— Irrawaddy

The Latest: Yangon residents stock up on supplies at markets
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 378,000 people and killed over 16,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 100,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.
— The pierce county tribune

Myanmar to Quarantine Arrivals from All Countries Over COVID-19
The government has ordered quarantines at government facilities for all travelers except diplomats and UN officials arriving from any country.
— Irrawaddy

60 Myanmar airport cleaners laid off
A total of 60 employees from Mingalar Sky, which provides cleaning services at the Yangon International Airport, have been laid off following the drop in the number of travellers.
— New Straits Times

Bank’s licence revoked due to uncertainty over sources of funding
The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) says it withdrew the licence of Asia Yangon Bank Ltd (AYB) due to uncertainty over its source of capital funding.
— Myanmar Times

MSWRR to draw project plan for COVID-19 prevention, control at IDP camps
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement held a coordination meeting yesterday on drafting a project plan for prevention, control and treatment of the Coronavirus infection at the internally displaced persons-IDP camps.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Health Ministry: Both Coronavirus Patients Stable
Neither of Myanmar’s two COVID-19 patients had serious health conditions and the public should avoid spreading misinformation, said the health ministry.
— Irrawaddy

People are requested not to panic, but to remain calm and follow the advice from the health authorities on COVID-19: State Counsellor
The following is the full text of the televised speech of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in her capacity as Chairperson of the National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), discussing the updated situation of the Coronavirus infection in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Drafting a new charter better than amendments, MP says
Daw Htu May, an Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) legislator from Rakhine State, called on parliament to draft a new constitution to replace the military-backed 2008 charter that parliament failed to amend.
— Myanmar Times

Disaster management committee donates K100 mln for anti-Covid-19 measures
The National Disaster Management Committee donated K100 million of its fund to the National-level Central Committee for COVID-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MRF reaffirms sufficient rice stock in domestic market
False rumours on the rice market to panic the public has prompted the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) to notify again on 24 March that the federation has an adequate quantity of rice in the domestic market.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Border Gate Forced to Open as Myanmar Migrant Workers Leave Thailand Amid COVID-19
Myawaddy on the Thai border is being flooded with returning migrants as they flee COVID-19 and factory closures.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Imposes Community Quarantines After COVID-19 Patient Visit
The Chin State village that one of Myanmar’s first coronavirus patients visited is now under community quarantine and travel in surrounding areas is restricted.
— Irrawaddy

Key Data for Myanmar & COVID-19
As Myanmar has confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19, The Irrawaddy traces key data for suspected and confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.
— Irrawaddy

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves World Bank loan, grant for MoHS
The second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convened its 28th day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday, and the MPs discussed international loans and grants for development programmes of the country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Soe Win discusses emergency loan for Covid-19
Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win made a discussion at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday with the Country Director of Asian Development Bank, Mr Newin Sinsiri, about possible emergency loans of ADB to purchase medicines and medical equipment to be used in measures for prevention and treatments of Covid-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japanese Govt funds upgrading Maungtaw Hospital, Medical services
Under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) by the Japanese government, the embassy of Japan signed an agreement yesterday to fund about US$ 480,000 to upgrading the Maungtaw Hospital and providing medical equipment to it.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

ROK embassy hands over Covid-19 protective gear to Myanmar
The Embassy of Republic of Korea handed over Covid-19 protective gear to Myanmar yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sale of glazed earthenware mortars up in Pathein
Sale of the mortars, which are made of glazed earthenware, is booming in the No. 1 glazed earthenware industry in Pathein, Ayeyawady Region, according to the Pathein entrepreneurs.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Not panic, but united in facing COVID-19 crisis
With the announcement that two Coronavirus infection cases were diagnosed yesterday, the COVID-19 global pandemic has entered Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Enough COVID-19 test kits for Myanmar, says WHO representative
Myanmar – which announced two COVID-19 positive cases on Monday (Mar 23) about one month after gaining capabilities to independently test for the virus – currently has enough test kits to detect suspected cases.

Myanmar Govt Declares Arakan Army a Terrorist Group
The government has said that the Arakan Army, its political wing the United League of Arakan and associated groups “constitute a danger to law and order,” peace and stability.
— Irrawaddy

Thai brand arrives in Myanmar
Plush duvets cover the beds, illuminated by the designer lamps on the side tables. These bedroom collection sets are quite complete, with cabinets and sideboards in the corners.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay sets aside hotels for quarantine cases
The Myanmar Tourism Association has made arrangements with three hotels in Mandalay to accommodate citizens returning from aboard who have to be quarantined for 14 days, an official of the association said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s Kachin Take Higher Education Into Their Own Hands Amid Conflict
High school graduates in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state saw their prospects for higher education and good jobs disappear when armed conflict between government forces and a rebel ethnic army resumed about nine years ago.
— Radio Free Asia

Lots not sold: Myanmar’s developing art auction scene
From bargain hunters to forgery threats, the emerging art auction scene in Myanmar is being undermined by the challenges of an untested market.
— Frontier Myanmar

New Myanmar political party vows to help laid-off workers
The new People’s Pioneer Party (PPP) will help workers who have lost their jobs at factories shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior party official said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar closes all borders
Myanmar has 27 land checkpoints between Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. Some checkpoints are limited to local trade, but the ones valid for international travel have now closed indefinitely.
— TTR Weekly

Myanmar embassy in Tokyo urges Myanmar citizens to contact by phone or post
The Myanmar embassy in Tokyo announced on March 23 urging Myanmar citizens in Japan to contact the embassy by phone or by post without the need to come personally.
— Eleven Myanmar



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