Myanmar’s Suu Kyi projects ‘pro-economy image’ before election Ruling NLD gradually eases restrictions on movement as COVID-19 battle continu

YANGON — Ahead of a general election on Nov. 8, the Myanmar government, ruled by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, has started to demonstrate its seriousness in buttressing the coronavirus-affected economy. The daily number of new cases sharply rose amid a second wave from September to mid-October, peaking at 2,158 […]

Inconsistent quarantine rules leave domestic travel uncertain

A tangle of contrasting measures in different states and regions for quarantining visitors has left would-be travellers unsure whether or not to pack their bags. By YE MON | FRONTIER As local authorities across Myanmar gradually ease measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, the prospect of travelling freely around most of the country is […]

Thousands of Myanmar Migrant Workers Return from China into Quarantine

MANDALAY—Nearly 4,000 Myanmar migrant workers who were working in China have flooded into border checkpoints in Kachin State since last Thursday, where they were transferred to government facilities across the state for 21-day quarantines. Local officials were told to expect as many as 18,000 migrant workers to return in the coming weeks. According to local […]

Myanmar Migrant Workers Face 14-Day Quarantine on Thai Border

Migrants from Thailand returning to Myanmar will have to stay at quarantine centers at border towns for two weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to border sources. U Thant Zin Aung, a state lawmaker in Myawaddy on the Thai border in Karen State, told The Irrawaddy that the town had five quarantine centers […]

Myanmar Military Doctors to Staff New Makeshift COVID-19 Hospital in Yangon

YANGON—The government of Yangon is preparing a new makeshift hospital with capacity for at least 200 COVID-19 patients on the outskirts of the city and the Myanmar military has agreed to dispatch two medical teams to staff the facility at the request of the regional government. COVID-19 patients in Yangon are currently being treated at […]

Plenty of Food Delivery Options for Yangon Residents Practicing Home Quarantine

Schools, cinemas and some work places were ordered closed indefinitely last week due to the coronavirus outbreak. The regulation has left the city quiet as people opt not to go out and start to observe social distancing and self-quarantining. Self-isolation at home is advisable to keep yourself and your family safe, and to help limit […]

Mandalay sets aside hotels for quarantine cases

The Myanmar Tourism Association has made arrangements with three hotels in Mandalay to accommodate citizens returning from aboard who have to be quarantined for 14 days, an official of the association said. U Thant Zaw, the association’s secretary in Mandalay, said nationals have the option to quarantine themselves in the hotels or stay in the […]

Myanmar Orders Quarantine, Monitoring for Arrivals from Countries Hit by Coronavirus

YANGON—The Myanmar government has ordered mandatory quarantines or surveillance for travelers arriving from eight countries that have been hit badly by the COVID-19 outbreak, as a precautionary measurement to limit the risk of spreading the disease within Myanmar. Travelers are also required to present medical certificates stating they have no symptoms of acute respiratory illness. […]

Chinese Visitor to Myanmar Tests Negative for Coronavirus, Released After Four Days of Quarantine

YANGON—A 56-year-old Chinese man who quarantined in Yangon on Friday on suspicion of carrying the coronavirus after arriving on a flight from Guangzhou has been released from the hospital after his symptoms cleared up and test results showed him to be virus-free, according to Myanmar’s Health Ministry. The man had been under observation in an […]

MFVP pushes opening of more fruit export channels

The Myanmar Fruit, Flower, and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association (MFVP) suggested three measures to expand the watermelon market and control market prices at the 22nd regular meeting of Vice President 1 and entrepreneurs. The suggestions were put forward by MFVP vice president U Myint Sein at the meeting held recently at the UMFCCI office. […]