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News by Country: Myanmar

22 January 2021

Myanmar

·      Furloughed Myanmar workers required to get certificates (Myanmar Times, 18 January 2021)

·      IMF approves second emergency financial aid to Myanmar (Myanmar Times, 15 January 2021)

·      Workers protest over alleged labour violations (Myanmar Times, 13 January 2021)

·      Garment factory pays workers Kyat 200 million for shut-down (Myanmar Times, 5 January 2021)

·      Covid-19 shuts-down more than 100 garment factories (Myanmar Times, 29 December 2020)

·      Authorities urged to address discrimination against Myanmar workers in Thailand (Myanmar Times, 25 December 2020)

·      Desperate families seek COVID cash handout (Frontier Myanmar, 24 December 2020)

·      Over 260 factories in Yangon shut down, closed temporarily or reduce workforce this year (Eleven, 24 December 2020)

·      More Than 600 Myanmar Migrants Infected in Thai COVID-19 Outbreak (The Irrawaddy, 21 December 2020)

·      Myanmar government urged to ask Thailand to allows entry of 60000 workers (Myanmar Times, 17 December 2020)

·      Myanmar’s Economy Hit Hard by Second Wave of COVID-19 (Modern Diplomacy, 17 December 2020)

·      Myanmar’s Economy to Start Recovering Early Next Year: World Bank (The Irrawaddy, 16 December 2020)

·      Myanmar Union Official: Factories Using Covid as Excuse to Cull Ranks (Sourcing Journal, 14 December 2020)

·      About 100,000 MoU workers face difficulty re-entering Thailand due to Covid-19 pandemic  (Eleven, 12 December 2020)

·      COVID-19 Taking Huge Toll on Myanmar Manufacturing, Service Sectors, World Bank Says (The Irrawaddy, 8 December 2020)

·      Authorities disperse crowds at Yangon shoe factory (Myanmar Times, 8 December 2020)

·      Poverty spikes in Myanmar following the second wave of pandemic (Myanmar Times, 4 December 2020)

·      Hlaingtharyar garment factory workers protest against Chinese owner (Eleven, 3 December 2020)

·      Only 20% population expected to get Covid-19 Vaccine (Myanmar Times, 26 November 2020)

·      Many in Myanmar say they didn’t get government Covid-19-payments (Myanmar Times, 24 November 2020)

·      Trade union to investigate exploitation underaged workers in Yangon bakery (Myanmar Times, 23 November 2020)

·      SMEs in Myanmar struggle to survive during Covid-19 pandemic (Myanmar Times, 19 November 2020)

·      COVID-19: UNICEF provides 60,000 take-home toys to children of frontline workers and volunteers across Myanmar (Relief Web, 17 November 2020)

·      Will Covid-19 create a 'lost generation' in Asia? (Eleven, 17 November 2020)

·      Covid-19 second wave more severe on local firms than first (Myanmar Times, 12 November 2020)

·      Myanmar exported garments worth $4.28 bn in Oct 1-Aug 31 (Fire2Fashion, 11 November 2020)

·      From tourism to foreign workforce digitalisation (The Edge Markets, 9 November 2020)

·      Myanmar evacuates its citizens in Malaysia including those in detention centers (Eleven, 7 November 2020)

·      Myanmar Offers Struggling Families COVID-19 Cash (The Irrawaddy, 5 November 2020)

·      Investment in Myanmar continue to grow despite Covid-19 (Myanmar Times, 2 November 2020)

·      Over 3000 Myanmar citizens from Malaysia register return (Myanmar Times, 29 October 2020)

·      Health care service at workplaces for safety (Myanmar Times, 28 October 2020)

·      Myanmar sees more than 60,000 in quarantine for COVID-19 (Eleven Myanmar, 27 October 2020)

·      I have to do this’: Myanmar garment workers forced into sex work by Covid (The Guardian, 22 October 2020)

·      ILO says garment industry should do more to help workers hit by COVID-19 pandemic (CNA, 21 October 2020)

·      Myanmar’s election fever raises risks of Covid-19 infections (UCA News, 20 October 2020)

·      Garment factory warned about illegal blood tests (Myanmar Times, 13 October 2020)

·      World Bank Reports on How COVID-19 Hammered Myanmar’s Businesses (The Irrawaddy, 13 October 2020)

·      Factories SMEs Yangon allowed reopen after passing inspections (Myanmar Times, 10 October 2020)

 

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