Ruili reopens after week-long lockdown, remains cautious at border

Seven days of lockdown have ended, bringing Ruili in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province back to normal, after two people who illegally crossed the border from Myanmar tested positive for COVID-19 – proving again the effectiveness of China’s epidemic prevention measures. Residents celebrated the end of the lockdown on Monday night by setting off fireworks. On […]

Yangon lockdown not seen as trade hurdle

Myanmar’s extension of the Yangon lockdown for another 14 days after a record daily jump in Covid-19 cases is unlikely to affect border trade with Thailand. Yet a negative impact is inevitable if the lockdown measures are extended beyond that period and cover more areas, said Niyom Waiyaratpanich, vice-president of Thai Chamber of Commerce. Myanmar […]