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 […]

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 […]

Law against hoarding or price gouging of essential medical supplies & consumer goods during the COVID19 pandemics

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Commerce Notification 21/2020 Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Commerce Notification 21/2020 7th Waxing of Tagu, 1381 ME (30 March 2020) This notification is issued in exercise of the power set out in the Notification No 26/2020 of the Union Government dated 30 March 2020. […]

Israel aims to make its mark in Myanmar

Since the recent opening up of the country, Myanmar has been receiving tremendous interest from investors, conglomerates and countries around the world who are vying for a piece of the last frontier in Asia. The US and EU governments have been making attempts aggressively to normalize their relations with the former pariah nation by lifting […]