Myanmar govt should communicate COVID-19 containment strategy more clearly

In the past two weeks, the Yangon government’s social media channels have been inundated with queries about the latest COVID-19 restrictions, particularly on whether instructions for folks to stay at home will be tightened, Yangon Region Social Affairs Minister U Naing Ngan Lin said on December 5. “Some believe COVID-19 can be controlled only by […]

Property market expected to pick up after elections in Myanmar

Real estate developers are expecting the market to pick up after the November 8 election, when uncertainty over COVID-19 and the political process has cleared. Although lower interest rates have attracted some buyers into the market, COVID-19 restrictions have dampened buyer sentiment. Many buyers are waiting until after the elections to make a move,” he […]

Govt order to close businesses in Covid-hit Yangon for two weeks likely to cause financial difficulties NEWS

As some businesses in Yangon city need to halt operation after the government’s announcement on a strict stay-at-home order, it will trigger financial woes and difficult living conditions, some local sources say. Since the order was announced at 8 pm on September 21, some shops and businesses in the city have closed while some others […]