Construction work to resume in Yangon with new rules

Construction work in Yangon, which has been halted since the third week of September, will be allowed to resume if it follows new rules, said the Yangon Region Construction Inspection Committee. “Construction projects in Yangon Region will have to report to the committee and after inspection, they will be allowed to resume if they are […]

Ruili reopens after week-long lockdown, remains cautious at border

Seven days of lockdown have ended, bringing Ruili in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province back to normal, after two people who illegally crossed the border from Myanmar tested positive for COVID-19 – proving again the effectiveness of China’s epidemic prevention measures. Residents celebrated the end of the lockdown on Monday night by setting off fireworks. On […]

Clothing Factories Forced to Close in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Region After COVID-19 Cases

Pathein, Ayeyarwady Region — Ayeyarwady Region’s COVID-19 committee has ordered all garment factories to close for two weeks after four employees tested positive for coronavirus at two factories in the regional capital. The two factories in Pathein Industrial Zone, one of which has around 700 employees and the other with over 2,000, were found to […]

Myanmar’s COVID-19 Center Yangon Imposes More Restrictions as Cases Soar

Yangon – Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports has instructed garment factories in Yangon to close for two weeks and ordered other businesses to work from home to curb the spread of COVID-19. Every township in Yangon Region, except for the islands of Cocokyun Township, faces stay-at-home orders since the government on Monday expanded its […]

Myanmar Officials to Prosecute Owner of Nightspot Responsible for Yangon’s Biggest COVID-19 Cluster

YANGON—Local authorities in Yangon’s Thingangyun Township are planning to file a lawsuit against the owner of a KTV restaurant where more than 90 people contracted the coronavirus, making it the largest cluster found in the city. “We are still planning to file a lawsuit. As there are large numbers of COVID-19 patients in our townships, […]

Myanmar Govt Asks Tour Operators to Suspend Travel Services for Chinese Visitors

YANGON—Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MOHT) has asked travel companies and tour operators to temporarily stop providing services to Chinese travelers planning to visit Myanmar, amid growing concern over the coronavirus outbreak. A deputy director of the ministry, U Aung Aye Han, told The Irrawaddy, “We warned them [travel companies] to stop offering all […]

Singaporean pest control firm optimistic on Myanmar

SINGAPOREAN firm Titan Pest Management foresees a bright business outlook for its pest control services, ready to first serve restaurants and hotels and help the public sector raise awareness for better hygiene. “People [in Myanmar] do not really know much about it [pest control],” Nicole Zycinski-Singh, co-founder and director of Titan Pest, said at a […]