The costs of hotel quarantine

As part of the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 governments around the world have insisted on quarantining COVID-19 positive patients and those returning from overseas – usually for 14 or 21 days, depending on the country and jurisdiction. Myanmar is no different. Since the first cases were detected in March infected patients and […]

Domestic flight restrictions in Myanmar extended

The government has extended a domestic flight suspension until October 31 to control the spread of COVID-19, according to the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). Some domestic flights have been suspended since March 29, five days after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Myanmar, said U Nay Win, director of the department. There are […]

Myanmar’s Work Hopes Still Up in the Air

PANTANAW/YANGON — U Than Zaw shook his head as he stared across the waterlogged fields. “Over there, that’s where my land is,” he said, swinging a tattooed arm out through the bamboo frame of a waterside hut. We were standing just off the road linking Yangon, Myanmar’s heaving commercial capital, with Pantanaw, a flood-prone farming […]

Planned Electricity Price Increase Sparks Concern Among Businesses

Business owners and households say they are concerned about the government’s plan to raise electricity prices next month, when rates are set to significantly increase, in some cases with up to 100 percent. On Tuesday, the Yangon City Electricity Supply Board (YESB) announced that households that consume more than 101 units of electricity per month […]