Myanmar morning news for April 10

Myanmar morning news for April 10

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar reports four more COVID-19 cases
Myanmar reported four new COVID-19 cases on April 10, two with no recent travel histories and no apparent contacts with persons who recently traveled abroad, and two migrant workers who recently returned from Singapore and Thailand.
— Myanmar Times

Parts of Myanmar Reverse Plans For Long Coronavirus Lockdowns After Complaints
Officials in a Myanmar state and region on Tuesday reversed earlier decisions to impose controversial two-week lockdowns to prevent the spread of the contagious coronavirus and are now allowing residents to leave their homes for essential services.
— Radio Free Asia

Voice of Myanmar Journalist Freed 10 Days After Arrest For Interview of Banned Arakan Army
Myanmar police on Thursday evening released the top editor of a Mandalay-based news agency who was arrested last month on terrorism-related charges for publishing an interview with the Arakan Army after the Rakhine rebel group was blacklisted by the government as an unlawful association and terrorist group.
— Radio Free Asia

China sends medical team to Myanmar for COVID-19 control
The Chinese government has sent a team of medical experts to Myanmar to help the country cope with the COVID-19 epidemic, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian announced Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar govt accused of restricting media information
Civil society groups here have accused the government of taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to censor legitimate information and curtail freedom of expression.
— New Straits Times

Scores of detained Rohingya freed in Myanmar as virus fears mount
Cases against scores of Rohingya Muslims detained after fleeing Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state have been dropped, as fears grow of a potential coronavirus outbreak in the country’s overcrowded prisons.

Myanmar seizes over 800 tons of illegal timbers in single week
Myanmar’s Forest Department recently seized over 846 tons of illegal timbers in a week, according to the Information Ministry on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar attracts over 2-bln-USD foreign investment in H1 of fiscal year
Investment capital of over 2.73 billion U.S. dollars from permitted foreign enterprises have entered Myanmar in first half of fiscal year FY 2019-2020 which stated in October, according to figures issued by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) on Thursday.

Myanmar Sees First COVID-19 Recovery
A Swiss UN employee is the first COVID-19 patient in Myanmar to officially recover from the disease.
— Irrawaddy

Approval granted for two-month extension of vehicle import license
Car dealers will be granted a two-month extension to their import licenses, a senior official of the Ministry of Commerce said.
— Myanmar Times

MoHT discusses tourism project with Luxembourg development agency
Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung held a meeting with the team of LuxDev, the aid and development agency of the Luxembourg government, through video conference yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Transit centres receive more persons under investigation for COVID-19 infection
Transit centres in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon are keeping more persons under investigation for COVID-19 virus infection.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Protests at garment factories in Myanmar called off
Protests at all factories under the Federation of Garment Workers Myanmar (FGWM) and where disputes have erupted between employers and workers, have been closed, said Ma Moe Sandar Myint, acting head of the FGWM.
— Myanmar Times

MAI offers relief flights for stranded expats, essential cargo deliveries
Myanmar Airways International (MAI) has been working with foreign embassies to operate relief flights to cities like Guangzhou, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. Other routes will be announced once confirmed.
— Myanmar Times

LIFT announces new funding to support Myanmar’s COVID-19 response
Livelihoods and Food Security Fund LIFT has announced funding of USD15.8 million to support Myanmar’s COVID-19 preparedness and response. The funding is estimated to benefit 5.9 million people in Myanmar at a time when the country is making urgent preparations to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Reliefweb

Members of Arakan Army disguise as policemen to detain an ex-serviceman
Members of Arakan Army (AA) are disguised as policemen to detain an ex-serviceman lived in Gyiphyutaung Village, Maei sub-township, Toungup Township, Rakhine State on April 4, announced the army on April 6.
— Eleven Myanmar

Lockdown lessons from other countries for Myanmar
Myanmar reported its first confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 27, making it one of the last countries in Southeast Asia to report cases.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Citizens Give Up Power Subsidy to Aid COVID-19 Fight
A government initiative to encourage people to stay at home amid the COVID-19 outbreak by helping them pay their power bills has prompted a heartening response from the Myanmar public.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar people support shutdown of wildlife markets
Myanmar people support the closure of illegal wildlife markets as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to 184 countries, according to a recent survey of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar attracts over US$2bil foreign investment in first half of fiscal year
Investment capital of over US$2.73 billion from permitted foreign enterprises have entered Myanmar in first half of fiscal year FY 2019-2020 which stated in October, according to figures issued by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) on Thursday.
— The Star Online

Myanmar-China border trade volume increases day by day in April
Trade volume of Myanmar and China is reached US$10 million daily now as trade activities are resumed since at the end of February though Myanmar-China border trade volume reduced to over US$1 M daily before the end of February due to COVID-19 outbreak, according to an announcement from Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

State Counsellor: strong immune system important, plans underway to distribute food supplies
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote about the immune system and plans to distribute food supplies on her Facebook page yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

One more confirmed case of COVID-19 on Thursday, total number of cases reach 23
The Ministry of Health and Sports is actively surveying for COVID-19 for prevention, containment and treatment, searching for and quarantining people tested positive for the virus or who have been in close contact with positive cases and arranging hospital care if necessary, networking with local.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Deep-water A-6 project in Myanmar “moving forward”
Joint venture partner Woodside clarifies that it remains committed to progress on significant offshore project
— Upstreamonline

Police arrest Myanmar duo with B16.5m cash at border
Police in Tak province on Wednesday arrested two Myanmar nationals for trying to smuggle 16.5 million baht in cash into Thailand.
— Bangkok Post

Announcement on free motivation services for people in Community Based Facility Quarantine, other quarantine
When the 14-day quarantine programme is carried out nationwide in efforts to prevent the COVID-19 disease spread, the people in the quarantine might be under stress due to the restrictions brought by the quarantine.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh put under ‘complete lockdown’
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Bangladesh has imposed a complete lockdown in Cox’s Bazar district – home to over a million Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar – to halt the spread of coronavirus, officials said on Thursday (Apr 9).

Myanmar Authorities Drop Illegal Travel Charges Against Hundreds of Rohingya
More than 200 Rohingya people charged with traveling illegally from Rakhine to various parts of the country will be freed and sent home; no reason yet given for the move.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin participates in video conference of 25th Meeting of ASEAN Coordinating Council
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin participated in the video conference of the 25th Meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council yesterday at 8:30 am from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

China sends medical experts to Myanmar
The Chinese government has sent a team of medical experts to Myanmar to help the country cope with the COVID-19 epidemic, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe inspects constructing quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients in Phaunggyi village
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe looked into building a healthcare facility for treatment and quarantine of COVID-19 patients at the Central Institute of Civil Service (Lower Myanmar) in Phaunggyi village of Hlegu Township, Yangon, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Impoverished Myanmar Takes on an Invisible Enemy
The COVID-19 pandemic has defied expectations and produced many surprise outcomes; will a Myanmar government that communicates clearly with its people be one of them?
— Irrawaddy

Yangon public bus lines to run during Thingyan
Update: The Yangon Bus Public Company Limited has announced on April 9 that all bus lines under its control will run during Thingyan (Myanmar New Year) period from April 10 to 19.
— Myanmar Times

Chinese companies donate medical goods to help Myanmar fight COVID-19
Chinese companies in Myanmar on Wednesday donated medical goods to the country to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Myanmar President Orders Officials to Preserve Evidence of Rakhine Atrocities
The President has ordered Union ministries and the Rakhine government to preserve evidence of atrocities in the state, saying failure to do so could lead to prosecution.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar troops seize ARSA encampment in northern Rakhine
Myanmar security forces seized a suspected encampment of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) fighters in northern Rakhine, and recovered ammunition, food and uniforms, the Tatmadaw said in a statement on April 9.
— Myanmar Times

Rights Groups in Myanmar’s Shan State Demand Justice for Villagers
Myanmar’s military has been called to explain why Shan State villagers have been detained by troops and why a village chief died while guiding soldiers.
— Irrawaddy

Authorities seize ARSA, AA sites
The Office of the Commanderin-Chief of Defence Services released news that they discovered an ARSA post 2,500 metres to the west of Kamaung Seik Village, Maungtaw Township with two huts that contained small firearms, walkie-talkies, camouflage uniforms and shoes, cooking oil, rice and potatoes, a bag full of medicine, a hand-phone, a binocular, plastic bags.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Latest COVID-19 Developments in Myanmar: April 9, 2020
The Irrawaddy is posting daily roundups of the key events relating to Myanmar’s efforts to combat the coronavirus. Click here to see what’s happened so far and stay tuned for more.
— Irrawaddy

Local staff found guilty in sharing rice ration of IDPs to AA
A combined team of security forces and local authorities confiscated 150 rice bags carried by a clerk of Nyaungchaung village-tract and 14 young people on a truck which was heading to Thayettapin village from Kyauktaw Township on 4 April.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Police arrest Myanmar duo with B16.5m cash at border
Police in Tak province on Wednesday arrested two Myanmar nationals for trying to smuggle 16.5 million baht in cash into Thailand.
— Bangkok Post

Tatmadaw holds second coord meeting on COVID-19
The second coordination meeting to protect, treat and provide other necessary services to the public, Tatmadaw personnel and families regarding COVID-19 was held at the office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

EU Pledges Support for Women Garment Factory Workers in Myanmar
The EU has pledged to distribute 5 million euros in emergency funds to 100,000 or more women factory workers in Myanmar who have been impacted by COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy



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