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The government’s struggle to increase testing capacity amid shortages of equipment and staff is beginning to pay off and will leave Myanmar much better prepared for future pandemics.
An LNG-fuelled power plant in Yangon should begin coming online this week but full operations could still be months away due to delays in the construction of a jetty at Thilawa.
The closure of dozens of illegal trade gates along the border with Thailand to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is causing shortages of everything from beer and energy drinks to detergent and cosmetics, highlighting the vast scale of informal trade with Thailand.
Auxiliary firefighters had a bad reputation under military rule, but these days, communities celebrate their heroics as they battle blazes and the pandemic.
Private print and online news organisations were already under pressure when COVID-19 struck and some will not survive the economic fallout of the pandemic.