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25 September 2020

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·      Joint Letter to IFC Chief Executive Officer Re: Request for information and recommendations for protecting workers in response to Covid-19 (HRW, 21 May 2020)

·      Myanmar minimum wage decision faces three-month delay (Myanmar Times, 20 May 2020)

·      UK to give Myanmar $48M for coronavirus response (Myanmar Times, 20 May 2020)

·      All my dreams are shattered': COVID-19 crushes Asia’s garment industry (CNA, 19 May 2020)

·      Brands commit to paying for orders under new Myanmar support scheme (Just-Style, 18 May 2020)

·      What Will it Take to Bring Struggling Myanmar Migrant Workers Home from Thailand? (The Irrawaddy, 16 May 2020)

·      Limited relief for microfinance borrowers as the clock ticks on debt payments (Frontier, 15 May 2020)

·      I guess we’re just supposed to starve’ - laid-off Myanmar migrants denied wages and trapped by Thailand lockdown (Myanmar Now, 14 May 2020)

·      Thousands Sacked in Myanmar's Commercial Hub Yangon Amid COVID-19 Downturn (The Irrawaddy, 13 April 2020)

·      Myanmar Hostels Cut Rent as COVID-19 Closures Hit Workers (The Irrawaddy, 11 May 2020)

·      Union Garment Workers Fear an Opportunity to Get Rid of Us (New York Times, 10 May 2020)

·      State Counsellor seeks monitoring of factories for virus (Myanmar Times, 10 May 2020)

·      Myanmar ready to quarantine up to 100,000 returning workers (Myanmar Times, 7 May 2020)

·      Myanmar negotiates for funds to rescue embattled economy (Myanmar Times, 7 May 2020)

·      Myanmar manufacturing, construction sectors take beating (Myanmar Times, 7 May 2020)

·      Six Labor Strike Leaders Jailed for Breaking Myanmar's COVID-19 Rules (The Irrawaddy, 5 May 2020)

·      Myanmar Migrants Stranded Without Cash in Thailand by COVID-19 (The Irrawaddy, 4 May 2020)

·      Myanmar govt extends temporary suspension of microfinance operations to May 15 (Myanmar Times, 4 May 2020)

·      Too few are getting access to Myanmar govt’s emergency COVID fund: businesses (Myanmar Times, 3 April 2020)

·      Myanmar's ethnic conflicts obstruct COVID-19 aid to minorities (Nikkei Asian Review, 3 May 2020)

·      Tsang Yih factory to re-open on May 7 (Myanmar Times, 30 April 2020)

·      Myanmar govt will pay social security for insured workers (Myanmar Times, 29 April 2020)

·      COVID-19 leaves over 60,000 workers jobless in Myanmar (Myanmar Times, 28 April 2020)

·      Government releases economic stimulus plan to fight COVID-19 (Myanmar Times, 28 April 2020)

·      Myanmar Prepares COVID-19 Relief Package Worth up to Several Billion Dollars (The Irrawaddy, 28 April 2020)

·      Myanmar govt forms committee to coordinate with ethnic armed groups in Covid-19 fight (The Star, 28 April 2020)

·      Myanmar Sets Up COVID-19 Committee with Rebel Armies (The Irrawaddy, 28 April 2020)

·      After WHO driver's death, fear and foreboding haunt Rakhine’s COVID-19 response (Frontier Myanmar, 27 April 2020)

·      Coronavirus crisis sees Rohingya face growing hostility in Malaysia (ABC, 27 April 2020)

·      Myanmar under pressure to scale up COVID-19 stimulus measures (Myanmar Times, 27 April 2020)

·      UN Supports Government to Safeguard Prison Population Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak in Country (reliefweb, 26 April 2020)

·      ‘I just need to go home’: Myanmar workers stranded in UAE (Frontier Myanmar, 26 April 2020)

·      More clarity, coordination between ministries needed for COVID-19 policymaking (Myanmar Times, 24 April 2020)

·      Myanmar Factories Ignoring COVID-19 Rules Face Prosecution: Suu Kyi (The Irrawaddy, 23 April 2020)

·      DASSK chastises factory owners for staying open despite instructions not to (Myanmar Times, 22 April 2020)

·      FGWM to help govt take action against errant factories (Myanmar Times, 21 April 2020)

·      World Bank fast-tracks $50 million loan for Myanmar ICU upgrade (Myanmar Times, 21 April 2020)


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