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.
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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.
The remote northern town of Putao is poised to reap rich rewards from a project that capitalises on the production of a prized raw ingredient for perfume and incense – but it’s not the only valuable natural resource in the area.

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