Myanmar morning news for April 6

Myanmar morning news for April 6

Myanmar morning news

No new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday after National Laboratory conducts 55 tests
The Ministry of Health and Sports is closely monitoring, conducting surveillance and medical treatments, identifying those who had close contact with the positive patients for quarantines, admitting to the hospitals, getting information about the returnees from foreign countries in coordination with local authorities and state.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar to face power shortages as emergency plants miss deadlines
Driving past trucks laden with containers along the road that leads to the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the outskirts of Yangon, one can easily spot from afar the company logos of the many manufacturers and utilities providers which have their factories there.
— Myanmar Times

14-day quarantine, stay home in April called key to defeat COVID-19 in Myanmar
April might be considered the month which will decide the fate of the Coronavirus in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MIC approves more than $550 million in FDI
The Myanmar Investment Commission has approved more than US$500 million worth of foreign direct investments (FDI) from 11 businesses and K50 billion in local investments on April 3, a day after the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country climbed to 20.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay man likely first patient to recover from COVID-19
The 33-year-old COVID-19 patient from Mandalay is likely to be the first to recover from the deadly disease in the country, after a recent test showed he is already negative for the virus, the Health Ministry said on April 5.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar well equipped to battle Covid-19, says health ministry spokesperson
The novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China in late December and has since spread across the globe. It has killed more than 60,000 people and infected more than one million.
— Myanmar-now

Myanmar testing capacity for COVID-19 doubles to 600 people daily
Testing capacity for the coronavirus at the Myanmar National Health Laboratory (NHL) has doubled starting April 5, according to the health minstry.
— Myanmar Times

Aeon to open mall in Myanmar by 2023
Japan’s largest retailer Aeon is to open a shopping mall in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, in 2023. The Japanese retailer will partner with Myanmar conglomerate Shwe Taung Group to set up a joint venture in the country this year.
— Retail News

Myanmar State Counsellor faces Facebook ‘teething troubles’
State Counsellor Daw Aung Suu Kyi on April 5 admitted to facing some difficulties in using the Facebook but expressed satisfaction that she was able to reach out to the people.
— Myanmar Times

23 fuel oil stations granted across the country in Jan-Feb 2020
About 23 more fuel oil stations have been granted in the first two months of 2020 making the number of total stations reach 2,704 across the country, according to the official statistics released by the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon’s annual Thingyan exodus set to proceed without travel bans
The government has so far done little to prevent a mass departure from Yangon in advance of the holiday, which could result in COVID-19 spreading from the country’s largest city to other areas of Myanmar.
— Frontier Myanmar

KBZ hands over air-flown delivery of medical equipment, supplies to MoHS for fighting COVID-19
With handing over of air-flown medical equipment and supplies from China to Ministry of Health and Sports on 3rd April, KBZ Bank has completed the delivery of the aid which were committed as donations to the ministry to prevent, contain and treat COVID-19 in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon garment factory fires more than 650 workers
A garment factory in Yangon has dismissed more than 650 of its employees, according to Industrial Worker’s Federation of Myanmar (IWFM).
— Myanmar Times

WFP reaches displaced people in Paletwa Township, Chin State
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has successfully obtained access and delivered food to people affected by ongoing armed conflict in Samee Town of Paletwa Township in Chin State, according to the regional office of the WFP.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

NGO voices concern about Myanmar, regional migrants affected by COVID-19 scare
A migrant support network has voiced concern over Myanmar and other regional migrants in Southeast Asia who are negatively affected by government efforts to rein in the spread of the coronavirus.
— Mizzima

Rights Group: Myanmar’s camps face ‘catastrophe’ from virus
Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by conflict in Myanmar face a health “catastrophe” from the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a rights group warned, as international calls grow for an end to fighting.
— The Star Online

People in Myanmar’s Yangon region asked to stay at home during traditional water festival holidays
People in Myanmar’s Yangon region are asked to stay at home during the holidays of the traditional Thingyan Water Festival from April 10-19, a regional government official told Xinhua on Saturday (April 4).
— The Star Online

Coronavirus Pushes Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi To Facebook
Myanmar Chief Aung San Suu Kyi Cited The Coronavirus Pandemic Because The Impetus For Reluctantly Creating Her First Private Facebook Account In A Put Up On Wednesday.
— Reporter

Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to coronavirus
Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the disease among more than 1 million tightly packed Rohingya Muslims will be a daunting task.
— Japan Times

Burmese Army Provides Disease Prevention Supplies to Religious Leaders
In an effort to work alongside government efforts to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19, Myanmar’s regional military commanders have provided medicine, protective masks, hand sanitizer and conducted medical checks for religious leaders in different states and regions.
— Persecution

Wastes from quarantine centres incinerated daily: YCDC
Wastes from the quarantine centres including hospitals, clinics and quarantine facilities in Yangon were incinerated daily after being disinfected by the Environmental Conservation and Sanitation Department of the Yangon City Development Committee, according to the YCDC.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Meeting in Yangon seeks means to ensure sufficient supply of essential goods
A meeting to ensure sufficient stocks of basic foods, medicines and medical equipment and to contain their prices was held at the head office of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) in Yangon at 9 am yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Flights to travel home before Thingyan
With commercial flights cancelled and transit restrictions in many places, those who haven’t already travelled home face limited options. Fortunately, embassies and organisations are arranging charted flights to facilitate the return to many destinations before Thingyan.
— Myanmore

Labour Ministry bans workers’ protests to prevent COVID-19 spread
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population issued a statement on April 3 calling on factory workers not to stage mass protests that are contrary to the instructions released by the Ministry of Health and Sports for prevention of the COVID-19 spread.
— Eleven Myanmar

Market prices stable, take-away system in place in Nay Pyi Taw
Purchase of basic commodities rose sharply after COVID-19 positive cases appeared in Myanmar and while the market price went a bit unstable for a while, it has since regained normalcy in Nay Pyi Taw Council.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hospital to treat 40 COVID-19 patients to open before Thingyan in Yangon
A hospital with the capacity to treat up to 40 COVID-19 positive patients will be opened before Thingyan at the Central Institute of Civil Services (Phaung Gyi), Hlegu township, Yangon, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Sports told The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Hundreds of donors contribute to COVID-19 prevention, treatment
Union Minister for Health and Sports, Dr Myint Htwe, accepted donations of monetary support and medical supplies for combating COVID-19 at Kyaikkasan Stadium, Yangon, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Share prices fall despite high trade volume
The value of shares traded on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) in March has dipped to K1.42 billion compared with K1.48 billion recorded in February, despite an increase in trading volume, the exchange’s monthly report stated.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

IWT to arrange ferry schedules during Thingyan festival
“We will arrange the operation times to have smooth transportation for the commuters during six days of Thingyan Festival.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fourth year of Ministry of Education under civilian government
The Ministry of Education and UNESCO collaborated on the Strengthening Pre-Service Teacher Education in Myanmar (STEM) project and will upgrade the 2-year diploma courses in education colleges to 4-year course.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Quarantined woman newest COVID-19 patient in Myanmar
A Myanmar woman from the United States who flew to South Korea and Thailand before returning to Yangon on March 26, and quarantined upon arrival, is the latest COVID-19 patient in the country, the Health Ministry said on Saturday [April 4].
— Myanmar Times

Hotel staff from islands in Andaman Sea receive health checks as they return Kawthoung
Kathoung authorities screened the foreign and local staff from the resorts and hotels on the islands in the Andaman Sea as they arrived back the town yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Farmers get profits as okra price increases
Okra farmers in the villages of Kawlin and Wuntho townships in Sagaing Region, gained profits due to high price of okra (lady’s finger) this year compared to previous year, according to U Phoe Htein, an okra farmer from Oakpho Village in Wuntho Township.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Travel ban for civil servants put in place
As a measure to prevent the spreading of COVID-19, all civil servants are banned from travelling to their home towns during the Thingyan Holidays, apart from funeral, according to a directive issued by the President Office.
— Eleven Myanmar

Let’s fight COVID-19 together
Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, our country is experiencing a challenging time. In this time of crisis, healthcare workers are risking their lives on the front lines to protect all families and communities in our country and to keep us safe.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mandalay bans over-seven-seater private cars from April 7 to 21
Mandalay Region will temporarily ban private cars with more than seven seats (except trucks for commodity flow) from April 7 to 21, according to Notification No.1/2020 released by the region government on April 4.
— Eleven Myanmar

MoSWRR emphasizes on COVID-19 awareness, spiritual uplifting campaigns at quarantine sites
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement organized a Video Conference in connection with the prevention, containment and treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

uab bank raises funds for COVID-19
uab bank announced a strategic partnership with Myanmar’s renowned celebrity Sai Sai Kham Leng to launch the World’s First Celebrity App to create a digital lifestyle ecosystem support the local music and film industry and raise funds for COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thailand Seeks Myanmar, Laos Help to Fight Haze Effecting Air Quality
The Thai Government is seeking help from Myanmar and Laos to support the fight against haze and poor air quality in northern Thailand. The toxic haze has been effecting air quality which is causing dangerous health issues.
— Chiangrai Times

4th year performance of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture
In order to prevent from occurring religious-based conflicts, bring national reconciliations, and emerge peace, interfaith dialogues were held.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Cops seize over 11kg of drugs at China-Myanmar border
Two suspects were captured with over 11kg of drugs seized from a recent drug trafficking case in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, local authorities said on Saturday (April 4).
— The Star Online

Yangon hospitals ready to admit Covid-19 patients at specific places
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe visited the places where quarantines are being conducted in Yangon Region yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Two booked for sheltering 10 Myanmar natives
Two people were booked for providing shelter to 10 foreign nationals in Darbhanga, said police on Saturday.
— Hindustan Times

Yangon’s annual Thingyan exodus set to proceed without travel bans
The government has so far done little to prevent a mass departure from Yangon for the holiday, which could result in COVID-19 spreading from the country’s largest city to other areas of Myanmar.
— Frontier Myanmar

How to keep your distance in Yangon
Research shows that social distancing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and viruses with a high infection rate in general.
— Frontier Myanmar



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