Myanmar morning news for April 16

Myanmar morning news for April 16

Myanmar morning news12 more test positive for Covid-19 in Myanmar, 74 cases so far
Twelve more people tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday (April 15), bringing the number of infections to 74 in total in Myanmar, said figures released by the Health and Sports Ministry.
— The Star Online

Myanmar sues pastors for mass gatherings amid lockdown
Myanmar’s Yangon regional government Tuesday (April 14) 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.
— The Star Online

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

Six new types of coronavirus found in bats in Myanmar
As the world struggles to fight the spread of covid-19 in humans, researchers studying bats in Myanmar have discovered six new types of coronavirus.
— Metro

77% of Myanmar consumers say brands need to continue communicating during COVID-19
An overview of consumer media habits and expectations of brands in Myanmar during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
— Warc

Telenor Myanmar gets involved in assisting Central Committee for Covid-19 prevention
Since 9 April 2020, Telenor Myanmar has been using its platform to raise funds for the National-Level Central Committee for covid-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment through an SMS-enabled donation programme.

State Counsellor reaches COVID-19 front-liners in Mon State on videoconference call
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds the video conference with healthcare personnel working to prevent, control and treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Mon State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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

Border crossings through Myanmar-Bangladesh border gates now restricted
Myanmar announced restrictions on border crossing through Myanmar-Bangladesh border gates starting from April 14 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, an official from President’s Office told a special press briefing, according to The Star.
— Mizzima

UN helps to safeguard Myanmar women rights amid pandemic
The United Nations affirmed on April 15 to work with the Myanmar government to protect women’s rights and opportunities amid the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the country.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Bishop reaches out to sick and elderly
Archbishop Tin Win urges faithful to reflect on Christian love and charity as the world grapples with Covid-19.
— Herald Malaysia

Total number of COVID-19 cases reaches 74 on Wednesday
Update of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar till 8:00 pm on 15 April 1. The National Health Laboratory (Yangon) took laboratory tests on the 2,841 quarantined people till 15 April 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

SWRR ministry coordinates sanitation supplies to IDP camps
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye held the coordination meeting to continue implementing processes concerning COVID-19 in IDP camps yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mandalay: Going out without face mask will face fine as of April 17
Mandalay City Development Committee will enforce wearing face masks, with imposing fines commencing April 17 (1st Myanmar New Year).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Close to 15,000 detained for defying movement control order in Malaysia
Close to 15,000 individuals have been held in Malaysia for violating movement curbs put in place on Mar 18, criminal investigations department director Huzir Mohamed said on Wednesday (Apr 15).

Household food distributed to people in Rakhine State
Government provided five kinds of basic foodstuffs – rice, oil, salt, bean, and onion – for the households with no regular income in some townships in Rakhine State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Notification on COVID-19 prevention in IDP camps
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is implementing action plans to prevent, contain and treat COVID-19 in IDP camps across the nation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Police check passersby for face masks in Kyauktada Tsp
Traffic police and relevant organizations checked whether pedestrians and those in vehicles wore face masks while going outside along Anawrahta Road in Kyauktada Township, Yangon, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar: UN supports COVID-19 response efforts
The United Nations in Myanmar, together with national and international partners, is supporting health authorities and scaling up efforts to prevent and control the outbreak of COVID-19 and improve access to health care in humanitarian settings in the country, in line with the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan.
— Reliefweb

Myanmar charges preacher who says Christians immune to virus
A Myanmar preacher who posted a sermon online saying Christians were immune to the coronavirus will face charges along with three other people for organising services in defiance of a ban on mass gatherings, local authorities said on Wednesday.

Malaysian national athletes foresee challenging return to training after movement control order
Malaysian athletes foresee a challenging return to regular training after the movement control order (MCO), despite attempts to maintain fitness at home with customised programmes and being creative with limited equipment.

Shan State Chief Minister offers COVID-19 preventive items, funds
Shan State Chief Minister Dr Lin Htut, together with his Social Affairs Minister Dr Myo Tun and Transport Minister Khun Ye Htwe, donated the preventive items of COVID-19 and cash funds to the Department of Medical Services and Public Health in Laikha Township in Loilem District in southern Shan State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Nobel Peace Prize winner defends Myanmar army in genocide case
Nobel Peace Prize winner and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi denied Wednesday that Myanmar’s armed forces dedicated genocide, telling the United Nation’s high court docket that the mass exodus of Rohingya individuals from the nation she leads was the unlucky results of a battle with insurgents.
— Gruntstuff

COVID-19: Access to full mobile data and telecommunications in Myanmar and Bangladesh is essential to save lives, say 26 major aid groups
In the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps a population of one million Rohingya refugees, including large numbers of vulnerable women, children, people with disabilities and elderly, are living in cramped conditions with very limited options for social distancing and isolation.
— Reliefweb

Mizoram asks forces to tighten security along Myanmar, B’desh borders
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has asked the Assam Rifles and BSF officials to further tighten security along the state’s border with Myanmar and Bangladesh, officials said on Wednesday.
— Morung Express

Environmental effects of Chinese projects in Myanmar
Since 2010, China has been casting its eyes on Myanmar’s rich natural resources for commercial exploitation.
— Orf Online

Mixed measures taken by CLMV nations in fight against Covid-19
Mid-April New Year celebrations were cancelled in Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia in a bid to halt the spread of Covid-19, along with existing border restrictions on foreign arrivals.
— TTG Asia

COVID-19 in Myanmar: Impact on Commercial Contracts and Employment
The coronavirus outbreak is having a significant impact on the global economy and markets. As the coronavirus sweeps around the world, emerging and frontier countries like Myanmar face more challenges.
— Lexology

China-Myanmar border sounds highest alarms to avoid imported COVID-19 cases
The China-Myanmar border is known for the interactive blending among people from both sides. But this trend brings extra pressure during the COVID-19 epidemic, as containing imported cases becomes China’s main challenge.
— Global Times

Revimac selected as IS machine supplier to Siam Glass’s Myanmar project
Italy’s Revimac has been selected by Siam Glass to supply IS machines and feeders to a new glass plant in Myanmar.
— Glass International

Options and Obligations for Employers in Myanmar During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Since the first reported case of COVID-19 on March 23, 2020, the Myanmar government has announced several notifications and preventive guidelines.
— Lexology

Myanmar man self-immolates after losing job in Thailand
Police said a man from Myanmar committed suicide by setting himself on fire in Suphanburi province today (April 14) after losing his job.
— Asia One

From north to south, ethnic armies confront an unseen enemy
Ethnic armed groups are defending their lands and people from COVID-19 with varying levels of capability, while the Tatmadaw refuses to heed calls for a national
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar pastors face lawsuits for defying Covid-19 ban
Country’s vice president to be tested for coronavirus after meeting one of the charged pastors.
— UCA News

Four charged for organizing public gatherings defying Covid-19 ban
Myanmar’s authorities on Tuesday charged four people for organizing public gatherings defying the ban imposed in the wake of Covid-19, Anadolu Agency reported.
— Mizzima

Take a culinary trip and discover the wonders of Myanmar
To understand why Burmese food is my favorite cuisine in the world, all you have to do is look at a map.
— The independent



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