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News by Country: Myanmar

Wednesday, 27 May 20

Myanmar

·     Over 300,000 migrant workers in Thai are jobless due to COVID-19 pandemic (Eleven, 27 May 2020)

·     Timeline: Myanmar’s Government Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic (The Irrawaddy, 26 May 2020)

·     Hundreds of migrant workers return to Myanmar from Thailand (CGTN, 25 May 2020)

·     1,741 Myanmar workers re-enter from Thailand via Friendship Bridge No (2) in two days (Eleven, 25 May 2020)

·     Magwe government allows more than 1000 factories to reopen (Khmer Times, 24 May 2020)

·     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)

 

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