Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as Covid wave spreads

Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia have now all surpassed India's peak per capita death rate as a new coronavirus wave, fueled by the virulent delta variant, tightens its grip on the region.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Myanmar: Deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi's confidante dies after contracting COVID in prison

Nyan Win had been arrested after the February 1 coup removed the NLD from power and was held in Yangon's notorious Insein prison on charges of sedition.

published on : 20th July 2021

Chinese city Ruili near Myanmar border uses facial recognition to tackle COVID-19

Surveillance has been widely used to combat COVID-19 in China, which was the first country to adopt a QR code system to log test results and track contacts.

published on : 14th July 2021

China locks down city near Myanmar over virus

Authorities have locked down Ruili, blocking people from entering or leaving the city in Yunnan province and restricting residents in the urban area to their homes in a bid to contain the spread.

published on : 12th July 2021

Myanmar caught off guard as COVID-19 cases surge, oxygen dwindles

Consumed by a bitter and violent political struggle since the military seized power in February, Myanmar has been slow to wake up to a devastating surge in cases since mid-May.

published on : 11th July 2021

Chinese city on Myanmar border locked down in COVID outbreak

Another 15 cases were found in Ruili in the 24-hour period ending at midnight, on top of six in the first two days, health authorities in southwest China's Yunnan prefecture said.

published on : 7th July 2021

2 Myanmar nationals held  in Hyderabad with fake IDs

Based on a tip-off, the police raided their houses at Rajendranagar police station limits late on Monday.

published on : 7th July 2021

Myanmar's Suu Kyi vaccinated against Covid-19 in military custody: Lawyer

Coronavirus infections are rising sharply in Myanmar, with authorities reporting almost three thousand cases Monday, up from around 100 per day in early June.

published on : 6th July 2021

In Myanmar, the military and police declare war on medics

Security forces are arresting, attacking and killing medical workers, dubbing them enemies of the state.

published on : 6th July 2021

25 killed in Myanmar clashes between army and anti-junta fighters

The central Sagaing region has been the site of multiple skirmishes between defence forces and the military, and on Friday fighting broke out in Depayin township.

published on : 4th July 2021

US hits Myanmar with new sanctions, revokes ICC penalties

The action was accompanied by the removal of sanctions on three Iranian industrial executives whom the Trump administration penalized for supporting Iran's ballistic missile program.

published on : 3rd July 2021

Myanmar court denies bid by ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to disqualify testimony

Suu Kyi went on trial on June 14 in a closed court in Naypyitaw, the capital. The ruling military junta is widely seen as using the charges to discredit her and consolidate its control.

published on : 29th June 2021

Myanmar junta gains hold on jade profits as fighting flares

A flareup in fighting around the mines in Hpakant, in remote Kachin state, also is adding to instability in the border region, independent research group Global Witness said in its report.

published on : 29th June 2021

More than 700 Myanmar nationals have taken refuge in Mizoram in past few weeks: Police

At least 22 members of the Myanmar parliament are among those who have taken refuge in the state, the police officer said.

published on : 27th June 2021

Myanmar's junta leader attends military conference in Moscow

On Tuesday, Min Aung Hlaing met with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who hailed strong military cooperation between the countries.

published on : 23rd June 2021
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