Rising demand, border closures and a depreciating kyat have sent prices of medicines soaring – and now pharmacies are closing as staff become infected with COVID-19.
A network of hardline, pro-military groups known as Pyusawhti is doing its best to spread terror among the population as it fights a dirty war against the democratic forces resisting the coup.
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Hlaing Tharyar Township residents began fleeing the city en masse Tuesday morning, after the military brutally cracked down on protests on Sunday, leaving dozens dead, and suspended civil law there.
Those killed on Monday were shot dead in several locations in the country's central regions, amid a nationwide internet block.
The ousted civilian leader's lawyer told reporters the delay is due to "legal wrangling", after the military government declared martial law in six Yangon townships in which it had brutally cracked down on demonstrations the night before.
At least five people have been killed in Mandalay today when security forces fired live rounds at peaceful protesters, after three more people died in Yangon overnight.
Striking truck drivers, bureaucrats and bank workers have brought international trade through Yangon’s ports to a standstill, with exports estimated to be down as much as 90 percent since February 1.
Frontier meets the young men and women at the head of protest columns, who have improvised new methods and tools in response to escalating police and army violence.
Special rapporteur Thomas Andrews said Myanmar is now being "controlled by a murderous, illegal regime", and that it urgently needs "the help of the international community, now."