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Kachin IDPs Running Out Of Food

Kachin IDPs Running Out Of Food

Displaced Kachin who fled fighting in northeastern Burma are running out of food after no-one came to their camp to help them during the pandemic. Since the government imposed a lockdown across the country at…

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Kachin State Govt: Chinese Trucks Allowed Across Border Because Burmese Drivers ‘Don’t Follow Guidelines’

Kachin State Govt: Chinese Trucks Allowed Across Border Because Burmese Drivers ‘Don’t Follow Guidelines’

The Kachin State government has ordered civilians not to block trucks transporting tissue culture bananas to China, which continue to travel to and from Burma through the Kambaiti border gate. Four banana trucks entered Kachin…

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KIO And Govt Prepare For Pandemic

KIO And Govt Prepare For Pandemic

The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and the Kachin National Consultative Assembly met with the state government for the first time to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic. KIO officials that attended the meeting last Wednesday in…

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Townships Without Internet Can’t Join Online Classes

Townships Without Internet Can’t Join Online Classes

Seven townships in Kachin State, without internet services, will be left out of the government’s plan to resume classes online, after the lockdown forced schools across Burma to close.  Khin Hning Oo, the deputy head…

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Bomb Blasts at Asia World Company Toll Gate in Muse

Bomb Blasts at Asia World Company Toll Gate in Muse

A bomb exploded at the Asia World Company’s toll gate in Muse, northern Shan State at 6:00 p.m. on May 11, according to local sources. The toll gate charges vehicles traveling on the trade route…

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Kachin State’s First COVID-19 Patient Discharged From Hospital

Kachin State’s First COVID-19 Patient Discharged From Hospital

Kachin State’s first COVID-19 patient—and Burma’s 144th—was discharged from Myitkyina hospital on Monday after testing negative twice for the virus last week. Dr. Phone Maw, head of the hospital, said that the man left at…

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EAOs Cautious About Collaboration With Govt’s COVID-19 Coordination Committee, Insiders Say

EAOs Cautious About Collaboration With Govt’s COVID-19 Coordination Committee, Insiders Say

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) replied to and acknowledged the Burmese government’s official letter announcing the formation of a COVID-19 coordination committee in ethnic regions, but further actions to collaborate have not been taken by…

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Govt Won’t Drop Charges Against Three Artists Over COVID-19 Mural

Govt Won’t Drop Charges Against Three Artists Over COVID-19 Mural

The deputy director of Kachin State’s religious affairs department is refusing to drop the legal case against three painters charged with violating Article 295 of Burma’s penal code, alleging the artists insulted religion with their…

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Lockdowns Hurt Businesses In Kachin State Villages

Lockdowns Hurt Businesses In Kachin State Villages

Business owners in Myitkyina township are struggling to survive after COVID-19 lockdowns forced their restaurants and beer stations to close. Wah Yon Taw, Nagar lake, and Blue Water lake recreational areas, located near Aung Myin…

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Quarantined Workers Will Be Moved Before Rain Comes

Quarantined Workers Will Be Moved Before Rain Comes

The Kachin State government will transfer hundreds of migrant workers staying in a rudimentary quarantine facility in northern Kachin State to more appropriate locations before the rainy season starts. Zaw Win, who is the state…