Myanmar morning news for April 23

Myanmar morning news for April 23

Myanmar morning newsTwo new COVID-19 cases detected in Myanmar, patients up to 123
The health ministry reported two new COVID-19 cases on April 23, detected from among the thousands of people undergoing quarantine across the country, an indication the strategy of isolating suspected infected persons is effective in containing the disease.
— Myanmar Times

World Bank approves US$50 million for Myanmar COVID-19 Emergency Response
The World Bank has approved a US$50 million credit for the Myanmar COVID-19 Emergency Response Project, as part of global emergency support operations through a dedicated fast-track COVID-19 facility, according to a press release.
— BNI Online

Commentary: Myanmar’s COVID-19 cruise-ship moment as thousands of migrant workers flock back home
Nestled between giants comprising half the global population, control or contagion in Myanmar has huge ramifications, says Elliot Brennan.
— Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar Factories Ignoring COVID-19 Rules Face Prosecution: Suu Kyi
State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has threatened to prosecute factories that defy coronavirus closure orders.
— Irrawaddy

Chinese medical team leaves after helping Myanmar battle Covid-19
The Chinese medical team left Myanmar on Wednesday (April 22) after providing two-week medical assistance to local medical workers in their fight against Covid-19.
— The Star Online

State Counsellor discusses COVID-19 situation with representatives from labour and industry
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds the video conference with stakeholders from labour and industry sector.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon opens new facility to treat up to 2000 COVID-19 patients
The Yangon regional government has opened a medical centre in the outskirt of the country’s most populous city that can treat up to 2000 people infected with the COVID-19, a regional official said.
–Myanmar Times

US condemns attack on UN in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
‘Egregious act undermines efforts to protect vulnerable populations in [Myanmar],’ says State Dept. spokeswoman.
— AA

Time for the International Community To Think About Myanmar
For the people of Burma the Myanmar army or Thatmadaw is never satisfied of killing and carrying on their business as usual killing the non-Myanmar ethnic nationalities as their conscience may dictates and fancies may please at the height of coronavirus epidemic.
— Asian Tribune

Pyae Phyo: From Myanmar to NMR
It began with a bowl of soup. When Pyae Phyo was a young girl in Myanmar, her older sister pointed out the circles of oil floating in the steaming broth and asked her why she supposed the water and oil did not mix.

A dentist’s dream: Myanmar, Asia’s next dental tourism hub?
Dr. Sai Aom Kham is a dentist with a dream. He envisions Myanmar as the next dental tourism destination in Asia. Myanmore talks with him about the potential of the local dental industry.
— Myanmore

MMEA: Two Myanmar human traffickers nabbed in Kedah
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained two Myanmar nationals believed to be the involved in the smuggling of illegal immigrants, including Rohingya into the country.
— New Straits Times

Operating hours of container trucks in Yangon changed
During the COVID-19 curfew period, the operating hours for container trucks will be changed from 7am to 8pm in Yangon Region, U Than Lwin, patron of Myanmar Container Truck Association, said on April 22.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay issues new quarantine rules, begins factory inspections
The Committee for Emergency Response and Control against COVID-19 in Mandalay Region has issued an announcement that those who come back into the region from states and regions with positive cases of the disease must complete a 21-day compulsory facility quarantine and 7-day home quarantine.
— Myanmar Times

Some customs restrictions to be eased to facilitate trade
The government will reduce trade restrictions and red tape to facilitate the import and export process during the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Myanmar Times

SWRR ministry donates to assist COVID-19 preparation in Kachin State IDP camps
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is cooperating with relevant departments and organizations to assist IDP camps in protecting, containing and responding to COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Factories in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Region to Close Ahead of COVID-19 Checks
Workers in Ayeyarwady Region face further disruption after their factories were ordered to close until the authorities inspect coronavirus preventative measures.
— Irrawaddy

Muskmelon fetches high price though transportation charges affect watermelon exports amidst Covid-19
By Nyein Nyein Muskmelon exports to China are priced higher whereas watermelon exports cannot cover even truck fare, vice president U Aung Thet Oo of Muse Fruit Depot told the Global New Light of Myanmar yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar-based Zim footballer Victor Kamhuka says he is home sick
Myanmar-based footballer Victor Kamhuka says he is home sick since the Covid-19-induced lockdown has forced him to spend most time alone.
— Nehandaradio

Construction of Dala Bridge to continue despite COVID-19
The Dala Bridge project will continue despite the spread of COVID-19, according to the Bridge and Road Department under the Ministry of Construction.
— Myanmar Times

Shan State Ministers, Over 30 State Employees in Quarantine for COVID-19
Five Shan State government ministers and over 30 state employees were placed in facility quarantine on Monday as two of their colleagues are being monitored for COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Vows to Probe Killing of WHO Driver Transporting COVID-19 Swabs
Amid international condemnation of the killing of a WHO staffer delivering COVID-19 swabs in Rakhine State, the government has promised to investigate the shooting.
— Irrawaddy

China donates 20 ventilators to Myanmar
China donated ventilators to aid the containment and treatment of COVID-19 in a ceremony at Yangon International Airport yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Apple expands services to Myanmar
Apple has announced expanding its services to 20 more countries and regions,and making Apple Music available in an additional 52 countries including Myanmar, zdnet reported.
— Mizzima

Cobas 6800 M PCR analyser for COVID-19 tests arrives in Yangon
The real-time analyser for testing COVID-19 virus has arrived in Yangon through Myawady border town in Kayin State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MYANMAR: 16 agencies express extreme concern after the death of an aid worker transporting COVID-19 test samples
With shock and sadness 16 humanitarian organizations received the news of a fatal shooting incident involving a vehicle of the World Health Organization (WHO) carrying COVID-19 test samples in Rakhine
— save the children

MoC Union Minister remarks rice reserve scheme
Union Minister Dr Than Myint of the Ministry of Commerce held a round of discussions, with businesspersons from Mandalay Region, on necessary matters of collecting reserve rice, stabilizing of the market, and ensuring smooth flow of goods at the coordination meeting through video conferencing at 10 am yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Villager Killed, Nine Hurt as Myanmar Military, AA Clash in Rakhine State
A 30-year-old woman was killed and nine people were injured when several villages in Rakhine State’s Minbya Township were shelled as the Tatmadaw battled the AA.
— Irrawaddy

COVID-19 Swabs to be Flown from Myanmar’s Rakhine After Fatal Shooting
Coronavirus test samples will be flown from war-torn Rakhine State after a World Health Organization driver was shot dead while transporting samples by road.
— Irrawaddy

Over 200 People Exposed to COVID-19 Patient in Myanmar’s Shan State
Health officials say that 223 people were exposed to a nurse from Tachileik, Shan State who has tested positive for the coronavirus.
— Irrawaddy

‘It doesn’t feel like Hari Raya’: Malaysia’s Ramadan vendors fret over slow sales amid COVID-19
Ramadan vendors have had to adjust their business model, from striking it out in online marketplaces to launching products with COVID-19 themed designs.

Passengers use Pansodan-Dala crossing again after Thingyan holiday
Yangon Pansodan-Dala jetty is seen again with the passengers after the stay home period during Thingyan holiday, said Manager Daw Khin Khin Nu of Pansodan Jetty.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fourth-Year Performances of the Ministry of Border Affairs
Tasks are being carried out in seven states, two regions, and six self-administered zones covering (167) townships with components of (30,000) villages adding over (19) million population embracing in (37 point 87) per cent of the people.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar And Coronavirus: Yet To Feel The ‘Heat’ – OpEd
As of 19th April, there have been only 107 instances of coronavirus infections and five deaths in Myanmar. There have been five recoveries too. Of the five, four deaths occurred in Yangon Region.
— Eurasia Review

Adapt to change for better management of disasters with COVID-19 measures
The rainy season, which always brings strong winds, torrential rains, floods and storms, is coming to Myanmar. Also, diseases such as waterborne diseases, influenza, leptospirosis and dengue fever occur in the rainy season.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Green Future Art and Environment Festival Moves Online Amid COVID-19
Marking its 10th anniversary–and the 50th Earth Day–amid the COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s Green Future Art and Environment Festival has moved online.
— Irrawaddy

When Japanese Forces Took Burma Off the Airwaves
On this day in 1945, retreating Japanese forces destroyed Myanmar’s state-run radio system, then the one-and-only form of mass media entertainment in the country.
— Irrawaddy

FGWM to help govt take action against errant factories
The Federation of Garment Workers Myanmar will help the government take legal action against garment factory owners who re-opened their factories before COVID-19 inspections were conducted at their premises, said Ma Moe Sandar Myint, acting person in charge of the federation.
— Myanmar Times



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