Vaccines arrive

With the arrival of 1.5 million coronavirus vaccine doses from India, January 22 may have marked the beginning of the end of Myanmar’s COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to reporters, Indian ambassador Saurabh Kumar called the free doses a “gift
International partners, individuals chip in for vaccination campaign

International partners, individuals chip in for vaccination campaign

After approving a first loan to address COVID-19 worth USD 356.5 million in June last year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a second emergency loan to Myanmar, valued this time at USD 350 million. The investment “will help address My

Myanmar aims to borrow USD 1 billion for vaccines

The Myanmar government is requesting a total of roughly USD 1 billion in loans to buy its first COVID-19 vaccines. It has petitioned the World Bank, IMF, ADB and JICA, U Tun Tun Naing, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Indu

COVID update: case count hits 100K, Yangon mayor infected

This week, Myanmar’s confirmed COVID-19 cases passed 100,000, with new cases hovering between 1000 and 1500 per day. Recent outbreaks include more than 80 cases among monks in a Mandalay monastery, as well as a surge in Myawaddy, whose case cou

Myanmar will embrace Russian COVID-19 vaccine

The Myanmar government will begin importing and administering Russia’s new COVID-19 vaccine, pending approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). Speaking alongside State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi via Facebook live stream, Ministry