Video: Myanmar workers face COVID-19 crisis

Shutdowns due to coronavirus have cost many people their jobs. For those dependent on a daily wage for a living, the effects may be catastrophic.

We hear from some workers, as well as a government official and union representative about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on workers.

Listen in Burmese, with subtitles in English.

By Samuel

By Samuel

Samuel has been astonished by technology since his childhood. While playing around with different aspects of tech, he stumbled on cameras and fell in love with them. Before joining Frontier he was working as a freelance director, filmmaker and photographer for two years and has pulled off quite a few hits creating videos on the internet.
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