The local government official caught the virus from his nurse wife and died after two days in intensive care.
Eight homes burned down in clash that added 180 people to the region’s displaced population.
Sagaing region and Kayah state ease strict controls to allow movement, business.
'Because they must work daily to survive, we can’t lock down the camp, although we want to,' says one camp leader.
Local administrators, lawmakers, and NGOs are working to build 500 living quarters for them.
With little money, they are receiving some food from local groups and have asked the government for help.
The economic pain of the pathogen bites in Myanmar, Laos, and other neighbors.
Kyauktaw township sees biggest increase of IDPs in Rakhine, where the IDP ranks have grown to nearly 160,000.
Thai police arrest and later release 300 migrant workers who run afoul of a do-not-travel order.
Three reporters from the Narinjara news agency were arrested and questioned by police in a raid in Sittwe.
Industry insiders say there will be no shortage but urged the public not to hoard.
Voice of Myanmar editor-in-chief Nay Myo Lin could face life in prison on ‘terrorism’ charges.
Local residents are attending festivals, unaware of government bans on public gatherings.
Pyaing Taing residents believe that soldiers intentionally bombed and burned down houses in their community.
HRW urges the government to ensure access to ‘information, humanitarian aid, and health services’ and test those showing symptoms.
Refugees know little about coronavirus pandemic because they lack information, camp leader says.
Facebook, the dominant media platform in Myanmar, is awash in rumor and disinformation.
DMG and Narinjara News, which cover Rakhine’s conflict, have their websites blocked.