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Myanmar ex-political prisoners turn counsellors to ease coronavirus isolation

19 Oct 2020

YANGON After spending years in confinement, few understand uncertainty, isolation and family separation better than Myanmar's former political prisoners.

Myanmar centenarian shrugs off coronavirus, worries about grandchildren

13 Oct 2020

YANGON Myanmar centenarian Thein Khin not only beat the coronavirus, but barely knew she had it. | Video

'Not scared of the virus', Myanmar taxi driver's pilgrimage to a sacred pagoda

12 Oct 2020

YANGON Defying the threat of contracting coronavirus and a citywide lockdown, Myanmar taxi driver Ko Naing, 50, still travels each day to pray outside the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the country’s holiest Buddhist site.

Myanmar's trishaws turn campaigners as virus curbs canvassing

05 Oct 2020

YANGON As surging coronavirus infections make election canvassing difficult in Myanmar, humble trishaw drivers are becoming unlikely champions for a nationwide ballot just a few weeks away.

Myanmar races to build field hospital as coronavirus surge stretches health system

16 Sep 2020

YANGON Myanmar authorities are racing to build a field hospital in the commercial capital of Yangon to cope with a surge of coronavirus infections that doctors fear threatens to overwhelm the country's fragile health system.

Myanmar residents barricade city streets as coronavirus cases rise

12 Sep 2020

YANGON Some residents of Myanmar's biggest city used pieces of wood and corrugated iron to make barricades around their neighbourhoods late on Friday, trying to keep out COVID-19 as the country grapples with a second wave of infections.

Myanmar's upcycling monk leads push to cut plastic waste

10 Sep 2020

YANGON When a prominent Buddhist monk in Myanmar noticed a surge in plastic waste generated by residents in his Yangon neighborhood during the pandemic, he decided to do something about it. | Video

For small printing firm, Myanmar election boosts business for now

09 Sep 2020

YANGON While the coronavirus pandemic hits many businesses in Myanmar, one small printing firm is seeing business boom as popular leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeks re-election in November.

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