Myanmar morning news for April 15

Myanmar morning news for April 15

Myanmar morning news

Total number of COVID-19 cases reaches 63 Tuesday
Update of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar until 14 April 1. The National Health Laboratory (Yangon) took laboratory tests on the specimens of 309 persons on 13 April 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar fruit trucks stuck at Chinese border crossing
Under a new cross-border cargo policy to control the spread of the coronavirus, Chinese border authorities are not letting cargo trucks from Myanmar pass through a key entry point into China from northern Myanmar’s Kachin state.
— Fresh Plaza

Eight killed in Myanmar’s troubled western state of Rakhine
Myanmar’s armed forces have been battling the rebel Arakan Army in the western state for more than a year.
— Aljazeera

Total border trade up by $360 mln
The total trade value at 18 border trade camps has risen by US$360 million as of 3rd April of this fiscal year despite the export sector drop by $99 million, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar stops entry-exit of people in Bangladesh border gates
Myanmar has stopped the entry and exit of people in its border gates with Bangladesh starting on April 13, as part of the Southeast Asian country’s measures to mitigate the COVID-19 epidemic, a government spokesperson said.
— Myanmar Times

In Rohingya refugee camps, the internet blackout could kill
The internet blackout that Bangladesh has imposed on a million Rohingya refugees since last September has made life difficult, but with COVID-19 detected close to the camps, it could soon prove deadly.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar Rock Star COVID-19 Positive, Two Pastors Face Charges After Illegal Services
Two pastors and two followers were charged in Myanmar on Tuesday for holding Christian services in defiance of bans on large gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – events that sickened the four men and a famous rock musician with the coronavirus, a local official said.
— Radio Free Asia

Tougher challenges ahead in Myanmar COVID-19 fight
The Myanmar government faces tougher challenges to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19, as cases of apparent community transmission started to appear during the past few days.
— Myanmar Times

State Counsellor participates in online Special ASEAN Summit, ASEAN+3 Summit on COVID-19
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attends the Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fire in Kanchanaburi sends foul smoke over Burmese border
Yesterday, a large area of the province of Kanchanaburi was engulfed in stinking toxic smoke after a garbage fire ripped through a 3-rai (51,667 squared metres) garbage dump in the district of Sangkhlaburi, right on the Burmese border. The garbage tip is located next to a sugarcane farmer’s village.
— The Thaiger

Toshiba ESS wins contract on Sedawgyi rehabilitation project, Myanmar
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) is to supply equipment for the rehabilitation of the Sedawgyi Hydropower Plant in Myanmar.
— Water power magazine

Covering Rakhine: journalism, conflict and identity
A Myanmar journalist and fixer describes the dilemmas of objectivity, identity and trust posed by reporting in a state riven with communal animosity.
— Frontier Myanmar

EKU Myanmar appeals for easing movement curb
Eastern Konyak Union (EKU) Myanmar has appealed to the responsible authorities on the Indian side to allow the eastern borders area public to buy essential commodities from border shops on humanitarian grounds.
— Nagaland Post

Decoding the History of Myanmar
Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has a rich history of great, turbulent and tragic times which has been very complicated. If you wish to visit this amazing country by availing lucrative Myanmar tour packages, the very first thing that you need to know is the ancient roots of Myanmar.
— Usupdates

Food, masks provided to civilian staff, their families in Mandalay
More foodstuffs and masks provided by Dr Zaw Myint Maung, Chief Minister of Mandalay Region Government, were given to the civilian staff and their families, who are serving at the costs of their lives in prevention and treatment of Covid-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

SWRR Ministry discusses COVID-19 preparations in IDP camps
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye held a video conference yesterday to coordinate the protection, containment and response to COVID-19 concerning IDP camps across the nation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Builders grasp chance to apply for construction permits in Yangon City through online
Urban area of Yangon is wider and wider whereas newly-constructed buildings are mushrooming day by day. In constructing modern high-rise buildings, it was necessary to take a long time for seeking construction permits and for submitting applications at different levels.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Pastors Face Prosecution for Defying Ban on Religious Gatherings Amid COVID-19
Two pastors, two others face legal action for holding religious events despite official ban; one has tested positive for COVID-19 and met the vice president in February.
— Irrawaddy

Announcement for 21 days facility quarantine and 7 days home quarantine
The Ministry of Health and Sports had earlier announced the 14-day facility quarantine, followed by another 14-day home quarantine, for prevention of COVID-19 infection from the foreign visitors and the positive patients.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Food aid distributed to people across the country
Yangon Region Social Affairs Minister distributes supplies in Dala Township Maha Nada Maritime Co Ltd donated food supplies for 2,000 households without regular income in Dala Township, Yangon Region, for the long Thingyan holidays.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor stresses need to fight COVID-19 in unity on her FB Account
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi stresses the need to fight COVID-19, the common enemy, with unity on her Facebook Account yesterday as follows: During the last 24 hours, another (21) infected persons have been discovered.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sagaing imposes 10pm-4am curfew
Residents of Sagaing Region will not be permitted to leave their homes between 10 pm and 4am daily and will only be allowed to leave to for essential matters such as procuring food or seeking medical attention as part of efforts to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19, according to an April 13 announcement by the Sagaing regional government.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon’s post-apocalyptic Thingyan
Yangon’s name is taken to mean “end of strife”, signifying a peaceful and trouble-free place. That’s all well and good, if you ignore the usual cacophony of loud speakers and taxi horns that reverberate across the streets during busy weekdays.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar restricts border crossing through Myanmar-Bangladesh border gates
Myanmar announced restriction of border crossing through Myanmar-Bangladesh border gates starting from Tuesday (April 14) to prevent the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, an official from President’s Office told a special press briefing.
— The Star Online

Over 20,000 kits arrive in Myanmar to boost testing capacity [EN/MY]
14 April 2020 The United Nations agencies, funds and programmes together with national and international partners continue to support the health authorities in their efforts to prevent and control the outbreak of COVID-19 in Myanmar.
— Reliefweb

Telenor raises funds to aid Covid-19 fight
Telenor is calling on its 22 million customers in Myanmar to be part of the nationwide prevention, control and treatment of covid-19. Since 9 April, Telenor has been using its platform to raise funds for the on-going fight against covid-19, telecompaper reported.
— Mizzima

South Korean Banks Focusing on Myanmar’s Growth Potential
South Korean banks are focusing on Myanmar in that the country is close to both China and India and has huge growth potentials as a manufacturing base and a consumer market.
— Business Korea

Myanmar shorebirds get four-fold expansion in protected wetland
Twenty years ago, few conservationists knew about the Gulf of Mottama and the secrets hidden within its complex coastline. Its location in southern Myanmar is, like many parts of the country, rugged and difficult to access.
— Surfbirds

Myanmar worker charged with attempted rape of two women
A restaurant worker with Myanmar citizenship today pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here to separate charges of raping two women.
— The Sun Daily

Myanmar bishop reaches out to sick and elderly
On a recent sunny morning, Archbishop Marco Tin Win wears a face mask and makes a surprise visit to the sick and elderly to show solidarity during Myanmar’s battle against the Covid-19 contagion.
— UCA News

Siam Commercial Bank Set to Launch Myanmar Unit
Thailand’s third-largest lender has received preliminary approval to operate in the Southeast Asian nation of 54 million people.
— Finews

Myanmar sues pastors for mass gatherings amid lockdown in COVID-19 outbreak
Myanmar’s Yangon regional government Tuesday filed lawsuits against four people including a pastor and a preacher for mass gatherings while 10 places in the region are on lockdown, government official told Xinhua.
— China.org

 

 

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