Myanmar's military authorities announced a third six-month extension to a state of emergency on Wednesday, effectively delaying elections the junta had pledged to hold by August, citing instability caused by continued resistance attacks as the reason for the move.
China has supplied over 10,000 Covid vaccines to the Kachin Independence Army, which operates near China's southern border, the KIA spokesman said Saturday, as Beijing seeks to halt the influx of cases from Myanmar.
News anchors in Myanmar have been told to stop using the English pronunciation for Covid-19, with speculation swirling the word has been culled to ensure more positive coverage amid a deadly spike of cases.
With hospitals in Myanmar empty of pro-democracy medical staff and coronavirus cases surging nationwide, volunteers are going house-to-house to collect the fast-rising number of victims dying in their homes.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.