Truck drivers across Myanmar in limbo as states, regions enforce COVID-19 restrictions

Truck drivers across Myanmar in limbo as states, regions enforce COVID-19 restrictions A rising number of truck drivers across Myanmar are in limbo now that the states and regions are enforcing restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19. Last week, Shan State temporarily banned vehicles and passengers from other states and regions between October 1 […]

Myanmar manufacturing sector hit by new lockdown measures

Manufacturing in Myanmar was hit hard in September by a range of new lockdown measures introduced to fight a surge in coronavirus cases, according to the latest Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) survey data from IHS Markit. The measures, which includes instructions for factories to shut down for two weeks and employees not listed under an […]

Over 220 factories in Yangon file for complete closure, temporary closure or redundancy

As Myanmar experiences the Covid-19 second wave outbreak, over 220 factories in Yangon Region have filed for complete closure, temporary closure or redundancy starting from the end of this month, said Region Minister for Immigration and Human Resources Moe Moe Su Kyi. “There are 223 factories. Among them, 53 will close down, 146 lay off […]