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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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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…

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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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Social Distancing Not Always Being Followed For Returning Workers, CSO Says

Social Distancing Not Always Being Followed For Returning Workers, CSO Says

With thousands returning en masse from jobs in China in recent days a Kachin civil society coalition cautioned that more needed to be done to reduce the risks of transmission of COVID-19 while the workers…

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Burma-China Border Remains Open Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Burma-China Border Remains Open Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

While checkpoints along the Thai-Burma border closed this week, traffic continues as usual along Burma’s border with China, local sources have said. Kachin State has three border crossings with China: Kambaiti, Loije, and Pangwah. “There…

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Thermal Scanners Installed On Sino-Burmese Border

Thermal Scanners Installed On Sino-Burmese Border

With many migrant workers returning to Myanmar from China because of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) thermal scanners have been installed at border gates to check if any of the returnees have been infected with the…

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Coronavirus Check Established at Kachin State Border Gates With China

Coronavirus Check Established at Kachin State Border Gates With China

The public health department in Kachin State set up medical checks at the Kambaiti and Loije border gates to China on Monday in response to the spread of coronavirus throughout the region. There have been…

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Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

More than 50 Kachin organizations have called on Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is currently visiting Burma, to permanently cancel the China-backed Myitsone Dam on the confluence of the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. President…

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Burma Army Attacks Kokang Base on Day of Chinese President’s Visit

Burma Army Attacks Kokang Base on Day of Chinese President’s Visit

On the day of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Burma, the Burmese military launched an attack on an ethnic Kokang army base on the Burma-China border, killing one soldier, according to local…

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China Pressures EAOs to Withdraw Statement Supporting ICJ Case Against Burma

China Pressures EAOs to Withdraw Statement Supporting ICJ Case Against Burma

The Chinese government is reportedly pressuring three members of the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) to withdraw their endorsement of Gambia’s case against Burma at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Chinese officials…