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KIO Restricts Travel in Its Territory After COVID-19 Case Found

KIO Restricts Travel in Its Territory After COVID-19 Case Found

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has restricted travel in the territory under its control in N’mawk (Momauk) Township in Kachin State’s Bhamo District after Burma’s 249th COVID-19 case was found in the township. Travel in…

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First Batch of Returned Migrant Workers From Thailand to Kachin State Test Negative for COVID-19

First Batch of Returned Migrant Workers From Thailand to Kachin State Test Negative for COVID-19

Some 44 migrant workers from Thailand who returned to Kachin State and were quarantined to monitor for COVID-19 have tested negative for the virus, health ministry officials said. There are currently 726 returnees in quarantine…

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KHCC Will Resettle IDPs In Puta-O

KHCC Will Resettle IDPs In Puta-O

The Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) announced plans to resettle hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Puta-O Township, Kachin State. KHCC chair Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson says: “It’s not possible for these IDPs to…

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Hundreds Of Workers Returning From Thailand Are Quarantined In Kachin State

Hundreds Of Workers Returning From Thailand Are Quarantined In Kachin State

More than 400 migrant workers returned to Kachin State from Thailand since June 10, according to the Kachin State COVID-19 Control and Emergency Response Committee. The government counted 425 workers from Kachin State who crossed…

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Teacher Quarantined After Having Contact With COVID-19 Case

Teacher Quarantined After Having Contact With COVID-19 Case

A high school teacher, who was marking final exams in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, was sent to a quarantine facility at Myitkyina Public Hospital this Thursday after having contact with COVID-19 Case 249. …

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Youth Group Erect Memorial Monument In Myitkyina IDP Camp

Youth Group Erect Memorial Monument In Myitkyina IDP Camp

A Kachin youth group erected a stone memorial monument in an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp to honor Kachin who were displaced by fighting during the ninth anniversary of the war between the Burma Army…

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Displaced Villagers Can Go Home If A Ceasefire Is Signed: Kachin Organizations Say

Displaced Villagers Can Go Home If A Ceasefire Is Signed: Kachin Organizations Say

On the anniversary of the conflict in Kachin State, the Kachin National Consultative Assembly (KNCA) stated that all internally displaced persons (IDPs) would be able to return to their homes if the warring parties sign…

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Burma Army and KIA Clash in Northern Shan State

Burma Army and KIA Clash in Northern Shan State

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) confirmed that they had two clashes with the Burma Army in northern Shan State’s Muse Township at around 7:00 p.m. on June 6. An unidentified Tatmadaw military column and the…

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Monuments Honour Kachin IDPs On 9th Anniversary Of Conflict

Monuments Honour Kachin IDPs On 9th Anniversary Of Conflict

Monuments to honor Kachin displaced by fighting will be erected in three camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State during the ninth anniversary of the conflict between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence…

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Kachin State Won’t Build COVID-19 Lab

Kachin State Won’t Build COVID-19 Lab

The Kachin State government says it can’t build a laboratory to test for the novel coronavirus because there’s a dearth of medical personnel with the expertise to operate a lab of this kind. Khun Myat…