Myanmar to Lift COVID-19 Ban on Domestic Flights

Yangon – Myanmar’s Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19 has given the green light for domestic flights to resume on Wednesday. Myanmar grounded all domestic flights on Sept. 11 after a surge of coronavirus cases. Dr. Khin Khin Gyi, the director of the health ministry’s Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, told The […]

Severely ill COVID-19 patients cost Myanmar govt up to K5M each

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said during a live address on December 5 the government had to spend K2.5 million-K5 million on medical treatment for each seriously ill COVID-19 patient. “For mild cases, the government has to spend K1.5 million to K2 million each. This is the overall expense for each patient covered […]

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

angon – Myanmar’s government has urged all migrant workers who are hoping to return home overland to wait for two weeks or face quarantine upon arrival. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said quarantine centers were being prepared to hold returnees for 14 days. No more returnees will be allowed to head straight to their homes […]

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

YANGON—Amid climbing number of COVID-19 infections, Myanmar has formed an emergency task force with military and civilian ministries to support measures around law enforcement and stability and to step up government efforts to respond to the pandemic in the country. As of Tuesday, the country has confirmed a total of 14 COVID-19 cases including 1 […]

COVID-19 and the real estate sector

Late last week the government warned against holding festivals and avoiding large public gatherings to minimise any potential spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Myanmar. Following that advice, a number of Myanmar real estate exhibitions were cancelled. Despite the high levels of local interest in the real estate market, such gatherings will be suspended until […]