Myanmar
MapoList


Advice from an Ex-Political Prisoner: How to Cope With COVID-19 Isolation

Bo Kyi spent eight years in a Myanmar prison, including a year in solitary confinement, for political activism. He has some advice to help get us through our COVID-19 isolation.
The Irrawaddy

Advice from an Ex-Political Prisoner: How to Cope With COVID-19 Isolation

Bo Kyi spent eight years in a Myanmar prison, including a year in solitary confinement, for political activism. He has some advice to help get us through our COVID-19 isolation.

Amid Accelerating Spread of COVID-19, Poorest Nations Need Debt Relief: WHO

The chief of the World Health Organization said expedited debt relief was needed for the world’s poorest nations as the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths mount.
The Irrawaddy

Amid Accelerating Spread of COVID-19, Poorest Nations Need Debt Relief: WHO

The chief of the World Health Organization said expedited debt relief was needed for the world’s poorest nations as the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths mount.

Bangkok to Close Parks as Thailand’s Coronavirus Cases Rise

All parks in Bangkok will be closed as the Thai capital tightens restrictions on public movement amid a mounting number of cases and deaths from COVID-19
The Irrawaddy

Bangkok to Close Parks as Thailand’s Coronavirus Cases Rise

All parks in Bangkok will be closed as the Thai capital tightens restrictions on public movement amid a mounting number of cases and deaths from COVID-19

Indonesia to Open Emergency Coronavirus Hospital on Uninhabited Island

A new hospital being built to house Indonesia’s COVID-19 patients on an uninhabited island near Sumatra will open next week, officials said.
The Irrawaddy

Indonesia to Open Emergency Coronavirus Hospital on Uninhabited Island

A new hospital being built to house Indonesia’s COVID-19 patients on an uninhabited island near Sumatra will open next week, officials said.

Latest COVID-19 Developments in Myanmar: April 2, 2020

A number of health workers and dozens of North Okkalapa residents have been quarantined after coming into contact with Myanmar’s 16th confirmed COVID-19 patient.
The Irrawaddy

Latest COVID-19 Developments in Myanmar: April 2, 2020

A number of health workers and dozens of North Okkalapa residents have been quarantined after coming into contact with Myanmar’s 16th confirmed COVID-19 patient.

Myanmar Police Continue Arrests, Interrogations of Reporters Over AA Coverage

Following Monday’s arrest of the VOM editor-in-chief, police on Tuesday questioned journalists from two other news organizations over their reporting on the Arakan Army.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Police Continue Arrests, Interrogations of Reporters Over AA Coverage

Following Monday’s arrest of the VOM editor-in-chief, police on Tuesday questioned journalists from two other news organizations over their reporting on the Arakan Army.

Plenty of Food Delivery Options for Yangon Residents Practicing Home Quarantine

To cater to the many people who are choosing to self-isolate amid the coronavirus outbreak, a number of Yangon eateries are providing food delivery services.
The Irrawaddy

Plenty of Food Delivery Options for Yangon Residents Practicing Home Quarantine

To cater to the many people who are choosing to self-isolate amid the coronavirus outbreak, a number of Yangon eateries are providing food delivery services.

Myanmar Journalists Furious as Govt Blocks Over 200 Websites Including News Pages

News agencies are objecting after the Myanmar government ordered telecom operators to
block over 200 websites.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Journalists Furious as Govt Blocks Over 200 Websites Including News Pages

News agencies are objecting after the Myanmar government ordered telecom operators to
block over 200 websites.

Poor to Bear Brunt of Impact as COVID-19 Slows Myanmar’s Economy: World Bank

The World Bank warns COVID-19 will slow Myanmar’s economic growth to 2-3% this fiscal year, with the poor, travel-related businesses and exporters hit the hardest.
The Irrawaddy

Poor to Bear Brunt of Impact as COVID-19 Slows Myanmar’s Economy: World Bank

The World Bank warns COVID-19 will slow Myanmar’s economic growth to 2-3% this fiscal year, with the poor, travel-related businesses and exporters hit the hardest.

Mass Disinfections to Combat Coronavirus Pose New Health Hazard

Experts have questioned the effectiveness of mass disinfection operations, including the use of drones, to fight COVID-19, saying more targeted measures are preferable.
The Irrawaddy

Mass Disinfections to Combat Coronavirus Pose New Health Hazard

Experts have questioned the effectiveness of mass disinfection operations, including the use of drones, to fight COVID-19, saying more targeted measures are preferable.

No Joke: Countries Threaten Jail Time for April Fools’ Pranksters Amid COVID-19

Governments and corporations the world over are threatening to punish those tempted to make coronavirus-related pranks on April Fool’s Day.
The Irrawaddy

No Joke: Countries Threaten Jail Time for April Fools’ Pranksters Amid COVID-19

Governments and corporations the world over are threatening to punish those tempted to make coronavirus-related pranks on April Fool’s Day.

Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 41,000 Worldwide, With 850,000 Infections

The global COVID-19 death toll has passed 41,000, with Italy and Spain reporting the most fatalities; total infections now top 850,000.
The Irrawaddy

Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 41,000 Worldwide, With 850,000 Infections

The global COVID-19 death toll has passed 41,000, with Italy and Spain reporting the most fatalities; total infections now top 850,000.

The Fight Against COVID-19 Can Promote Unity and Peace

The COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful reminder of our interconnectedness, and in both Korea and Myanmar, it may serve to promote national unity and advance the peace process.
The Irrawaddy

The Fight Against COVID-19 Can Promote Unity and Peace

The COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful reminder of our interconnectedness, and in both Korea and Myanmar, it may serve to promote national unity and advance the peace process.

The Day Myanmar’s Socialist Govt Nationalized Missionary and Private Schools

On this day in 1965, the socialist government under Gen. Ne Win nationalized nearly 130 schools in Myanmar, sending its once proud education system into a long decline.
The Irrawaddy

The Day Myanmar’s Socialist Govt Nationalized Missionary and Private Schools

On this day in 1965, the socialist government under Gen. Ne Win nationalized nearly 130 schools in Myanmar, sending its once proud education system into a long decline.

Myanmar Forms Civil-Military Emergency Task Force to Boost COVID-19 Response

A newly-formed civil-military committee will support Myanmar’s government not only on law enforcement but also in other areas to enhance its fight against the coronavirus.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Forms Civil-Military Emergency Task Force to Boost COVID-19 Response

A newly-formed civil-military committee will support Myanmar’s government not only on law enforcement but also in other areas to enhance its fight against the coronavirus.

All Homecoming Migrant Workers Must Stay in Quarantine Centers: Myanmar Govt

After an imported COVID-19 case among a migrant returning from Thailand was detected, Myanmar imposes a mandatory quarantine on all migrant workers.
The Irrawaddy

All Homecoming Migrant Workers Must Stay in Quarantine Centers: Myanmar Govt

After an imported COVID-19 case among a migrant returning from Thailand was detected, Myanmar imposes a mandatory quarantine on all migrant workers.

Myanmar’s Special Branch Police Sue Editor Under Counter Terrorism Law

The editor of Voice of Myanmar faces a lawsuit for publishing an interview with a spokesperson of the Arakan Army, which Myanmar’s government recently deemed a terrorist group.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Special Branch Police Sue Editor Under Counter Terrorism Law

The editor of Voice of Myanmar faces a lawsuit for publishing an interview with a spokesperson of the Arakan Army, which Myanmar’s government recently deemed a terrorist group.

Three Villagers Injured in Landmine Blasts in Western Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Two men lost legs and another suffered an arm injury in two landmine blasts in Rakhine State’s Rathedaung Township on Sunday.
The Irrawaddy

Three Villagers Injured in Landmine Blasts in Western Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Two men lost legs and another suffered an arm injury in two landmine blasts in Rakhine State’s Rathedaung Township on Sunday.

Rather Than Lockdown, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Says Some Communities in Myanmar May Face Quarantine

In an address to the nation, the State Counselor hints at possible community quarantines, while urging people to stay home as much as possible to curb COVID-19.
The Irrawaddy

Rather Than Lockdown, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Says Some Communities in Myanmar May Face Quarantine

In an address to the nation, the State Counselor hints at possible community quarantines, while urging people to stay home as much as possible to curb COVID-19.

As COVID-19 Arrives in Myanmar, Individual Responsibility, Competent Leadership Needed

To fight COVID-19, it’s important for individuals to act responsibly, while officials must enforce health guidelines and give medical workers the support they need.
The Irrawaddy

As COVID-19 Arrives in Myanmar, Individual Responsibility, Competent Leadership Needed

To fight COVID-19, it’s important for individuals to act responsibly, while officials must enforce health guidelines and give medical workers the support they need.

COVID-19-Positive Cancer Patient Dies in Myanmar Hospital

A 69-year-old cancer patient who recently returned from Australia has died after testing positive for COVID-19, becoming Myanmar’s first coronavirus-related fatality.
The Irrawaddy

COVID-19-Positive Cancer Patient Dies in Myanmar Hospital

A 69-year-old cancer patient who recently returned from Australia has died after testing positive for COVID-19, becoming Myanmar’s first coronavirus-related fatality.

Indian Police Fire Tear Gas at Jobless Workers Defying Coronavirus Lockdown

Indian migrant workers left jobless by the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown have clashed with police in the western city of Surat.
The Irrawaddy

Indian Police Fire Tear Gas at Jobless Workers Defying Coronavirus Lockdown

Indian migrant workers left jobless by the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown have clashed with police in the western city of Surat.

Indonesia to Restrict Public Movement as Study Warns of Surge in Coronavirus Deaths

Indonesian President Joko Widodo plans to clamp down on mobility and enforce social distancing as experts warn of hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 deaths in the country.
The Irrawaddy

Indonesia to Restrict Public Movement as Study Warns of Surge in Coronavirus Deaths

Indonesian President Joko Widodo plans to clamp down on mobility and enforce social distancing as experts warn of hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 deaths in the country.

World Bank Warns Pandemic Will Hit Growth in Asia, China

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to see growth in developing Asian countries fall to -0.5% to 2.1% in 2020, harming poverty eradication efforts, the World Bank said.
The Irrawaddy

World Bank Warns Pandemic Will Hit Growth in Asia, China

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to see growth in developing Asian countries fall to -0.5% to 2.1% in 2020, harming poverty eradication efforts, the World Bank said.

Discipline in Myanmar in the Time of Global Pandemic

Myanmar’s military is not the only force with the discipline to take on COVID-19, as doctors, nurses and journalists work on the frontlines to protect the lives of citizens.
The Irrawaddy

Discipline in Myanmar in the Time of Global Pandemic

Myanmar’s military is not the only force with the discipline to take on COVID-19, as doctors, nurses and journalists work on the frontlines to protect the lives of citizens.

Health Certificates Required to Enter Mandalay Religious Sites as Myanmar Struggles With COVID-19

The Mandalay government has told leaders of all faiths to only allow people to enter religious sites if they show a recent health certificate stating they don’t have COVID-19.
The Irrawaddy

Health Certificates Required to Enter Mandalay Religious Sites as Myanmar Struggles With COVID-19

The Mandalay government has told leaders of all faiths to only allow people to enter religious sites if they show a recent health certificate stating they don’t have COVID-19.

Myanmar Military Gives Support to Religious Leaders, Govt on COVID-19 Prevention

Spraying disinfectant at religious sites and donating supplies to religious leaders across Myanmar, the military pledged to cooperate with the government to tackle COVID-19.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Gives Support to Religious Leaders, Govt on COVID-19 Prevention

Spraying disinfectant at religious sites and donating supplies to religious leaders across Myanmar, the military pledged to cooperate with the government to tackle COVID-19.

Naypyitaw Health Bosses Hopeful COVID-19 Under Control in Myanmar’s Capital

Naypyitaw has taken decisive steps to quarantine around 500 people, including a Swiss UN employee who tested positive for COVID-19.
The Irrawaddy

Naypyitaw Health Bosses Hopeful COVID-19 Under Control in Myanmar’s Capital

Naypyitaw has taken decisive steps to quarantine around 500 people, including a Swiss UN employee who tested positive for COVID-19.

Myanmar Reports Four New COVID-19 Cases; Total Climbs to 14

Three French tourists and a local man returning from Thailand tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, taking Myanmar’s total number of cases to 14, health officials said.
The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Reports Four New COVID-19 Cases; Total Climbs to 14

Three French tourists and a local man returning from Thailand tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, taking Myanmar’s total number of cases to 14, health officials said.

Modi Seeks ‘Forgiveness’ From India’s Poor Over Coronavirus Lockdown

People across India have criticized their prime minister as the country’s three-week lockdown has left many hungry and forced jobless migrant workers to flee cities.
The Irrawaddy

Modi Seeks ‘Forgiveness’ From India’s Poor Over Coronavirus Lockdown

People across India have criticized their prime minister as the country’s three-week lockdown has left many hungry and forced jobless migrant workers to flee cities.

Vietnam PM Asks Major Cities to Prepare for Lockdown to Stop Virus

The Vietnamese prime minister told major cities to prepare for lockdowns as the country has entered the COVID-19 pandemic’s “peak period” but still has less than 200 cases.
The Irrawaddy

Vietnam PM Asks Major Cities to Prepare for Lockdown to Stop Virus

The Vietnamese prime minister told major cities to prepare for lockdowns as the country has entered the COVID-19 pandemic’s “peak period” but still has less than 200 cases.

US Extends Stay-at-Home Guidelines to End of April to Fight Virus

The US government extended its non-mandatory guidelines asking people to stay at home after an estimate showed 2.2. million people could die if the pandemic isn’t contained.
The Irrawaddy

US Extends Stay-at-Home Guidelines to End of April to Fight Virus

The US government extended its non-mandatory guidelines asking people to stay at home after an estimate showed 2.2. million people could die if the pandemic isn’t contained.

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

Hotel and tour operators, garment and other manufacturing businesses, as well as SMEs hurt by COVID-19 can now apply for low-interest loans from the government.
The Irrawaddy

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

Hotel and tour operators, garment and other manufacturing businesses, as well as SMEs hurt by COVID-19 can now apply for low-interest loans from the government.

Get more results via ClueGoal