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AA Raids Rice Shipment Intended for Displaced Villagers in Myanmar’s Chin State

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on March 30, 2020, 10:07 a.m.

The Arakan Army (AA) looted part of a shipment of 100 sacks of rice intended for more than 1,700 displaced Chin villagers in Paletwa Township on Sunday, but returned most of it after media reports about the incident were published, according to the Chin State government.

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Myanmar man self-isolates in tree house

Source: Bangkok Post

Published on March 30, 2020, 10:05 a.m.

A migrant worker refused entry to his home village when he returned from Thailand, for fear he was carrying Covid-19 disease, opted to isolate himself in a tree house until it was clear he was free of the disease, according to a local media report.

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China committed to investing in Myanmar despite COVID-19 pandemic: Ambassador

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on March 30, 2020, 10:04 a.m.

China will support Myanmar economically and continue its infrastructure push in the country despite the setbacks caused by COVID-19, China’s ambassador to Myanmar, Chen Hai, told The Myanmar Times during an exclusive interview. 

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Bridegroom Arrested for Throwing Wedding Party Amid Ban on Public Gatherings in Myanmar

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on March 30, 2020, 10:03 a.m.

The bridegroom has US citizenship and arrived back in Tamu on March 20, according to Sagaing Region lawmaker U Myint Naing Oo.

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Myanmar Govt Announces Loan Package for Coronavirus-Hit Businesses in Key Sectors

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on March 30, 2020, 9:57 a.m.

The Myanmar government has announced that local businesses that have been badly hit by COVID-19 can apply for loans as part of its initial stimulus package to cushion the impact of the global pandemic on the country’s economy.

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UN to send 50,000 more test kits to Myanmar

Source: ReliefWeb

Published on March 30, 2020, 9:54 a.m.

The United Nations in Myanmar is taking energetic steps to support the Government of Myanmar in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, which is now rapidly unfolding in over 170 countries, and has reached Myanmar, across the globe.

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Viet Nam shows how you can contain COVID-19 with limited resources

Source: The European Sting

Published on March 30, 2020, 9:27 a.m.

How does a nation with limited resources confront a global pandemic that has brought many developed countries’ healthcare systems to a breaking point?

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Myanmar Bans Incoming Commercial Flights to Tackle COVID-19

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on March 30, 2020, 9:25 a.m.

All landing permission previously granted by the DCA had been suspended, the agency said.

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Commerce and Conflict: Navigating Myanmar’s China Relationship

Source: International Crisis Group (ICG)

Published on March 30, 2020, 9:15 a.m.

Isolated from the international community, Myanmar is deepening its dependence on China. But closer ties, Beijing-backed megaprojects and private Chinese investment carry both risks and opportunities. 

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“The cycles of conflict and displacement must be brought to an end”: The IDP crisis in northeast Myanmar

Source: Transnational Institute (TNI)

Published on March 30, 2020, 9:09 a.m.

Concerns are deepening in the Kachin and Shan States as the government seeks to close internal displacement camps while conflict continues and the coronavirus is still spreading. 

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