Tag Archives: Myanmar

Former Myanmar strongman Than Shwe in hospital with COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Myanmar’s former military leader, who ruled the country with an iron fist for almost 20 years, has been admitted to hospital in Naypyidaw after testing positive for COVID-19,  even as its citizens with the virus are left to look after themselves in crowded health facilities across the country amid …

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Bangladesh vaccinating Rohingya refugees amid virus surge

[ad_1] DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s government and aid agencies started vaccinating Rohingya refugees Tuesday as a virus surge raises health risks in the sprawling, cramped camps where more than 1 million people who fled Myanmar are sheltering. The highly transmissible delta variant is driving an infection surge across Bangladesh, with …

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Covid-19 Delta variant is pushing Southeast Asia to breaking point

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN —   Countries across Asia are grappling with their worst coronavirus outbreaks of the pandemic, spurred by low vaccine rates and the highly-contagious Delta variant. While nations such as China, Japan and South Korea are seeing growing outbreaks, the sharp edge of the Delta wave is …

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Activists allege Myanmar leaders are ‘weaponizing’ COVID-19

[ad_1] BANGKOK (AP) — With coronavirus deaths rising in Myanmar, allegations are growing from residents and human rights activists that the military government, which seized control in February, is using the pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition. In the last week, the per capita death rate in Myanmar surpassed …

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UN warned of ‘dire’ COVID situation in Myanmar | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Half of Myanmar’s population could get COVID-19 within the next two weeks, the UK tells United Nations Security Council. The United Kingdom has warned the United Nations Security Council that half of coup-wracked Myanmar’s population of 54 million could become infected with COVID-19 within the next two weeks. Myanmar …

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Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

[ad_1] KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe. Overflowing hospitals in Malaysia had to resort to treating patients on the floor. And in Myanmar’s largest city, graveyard workers have been …

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Imprisoned Myanmar politician dies from COVID-19

[ad_1] BANGKOK (AP) — The spokesperson for ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party died Tuesday after being infected with the coronavirus in prison, his lawyer said. Nyan Win had been a member of the National League for Democracy’s Central Executive Committee as well as a confidante of …

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US editor jailed in Myanmar fears he has COVID-19

[ad_1] BANGKOK (AP) — An American journalist being held in prison in Myanmar told his lawyer Thursday that he believes he has caught COVID-19, but prison authorities deny he is infected. Danny Fenster was detained at Yangon International Airport on May 24 as he was trying to board a flight …

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