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Gem Prices Plummeting in Kachin State

Gem Prices Plummeting in Kachin State

Gem prices in Kachin State have been plummeting since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, with merchants forced to sell off their stock at half of the regular rates. Tin…

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More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Hpakant

More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Hpakant

Four COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Burma’s jade-rich Hpakant town, located in Kachin State. The new transmissions may have been infected by Case 1712, which they all had direct contact with. Tint Naing, who’s…

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Kachin State Govt Announces Plans for Two COVID-19 labs by Mid-September

Kachin State Govt Announces Plans for Two COVID-19 labs by Mid-September

The Kachin State Government plans to build laboratories to test for coronavirus in Myitkyina and Bhamo town by mid-September. Zaw Zaw, director of Kachin State government, told KNG the labs wouldn’t be as big as…

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Villagers Re-Open Myitkyina Recreational Area After COVID-19 Closure

Villagers Re-Open Myitkyina Recreational Area After COVID-19 Closure

Villagers dependent on income from the Aung Myint Tha recreational area in Myitkyina, Kachin State, re-opened the site in recent weeks after a three-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Locals in the nearby village,…

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COVID-19 Prevention Materials Reach KIO After Tatmadaw Bans Direct Distribution

COVID-19 Prevention Materials Reach KIO After Tatmadaw Bans Direct Distribution

COVID-19 preventative materials from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reached the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) last week after the international health organization was forced to distribute the aid indirectly Instead the Kachin…

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Students Attending Private School Can’t Stay In Dormitories, Govt Says

Students Attending Private School Can’t Stay In Dormitories, Govt Says

The government sent new guidelines to private schools with dormitories in Kachin State to ensure social distancing is followed when classes resume. Khin Than New, director of the educational department for Kachin State, told KNG…

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Burma Army Destroys KIO COVID-19 Screening Point

Burma Army Destroys KIO COVID-19 Screening Point

The Burma Army destroyed a COVID-19 checkpoint created by the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in the Loije area on the Kachin State-China border on Monday, according to local sources.  The KIO’s medics and civilian health…

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Quarantined Teachers Test Negative For COVID-19

Quarantined Teachers Test Negative For COVID-19

Teachers working at Myitkyina University were allowed to return to their villages on Tuesday after two teachers in a quarantine tested negative for COVID-19. The teachers were quarantined after it was discovered one had contact…

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More Than 50 Teachers Monitored in Myitkyina After One Has Contact With COVID-19 Patient

More Than 50 Teachers Monitored in Myitkyina After One Has Contact With COVID-19 Patient

Some 56 teachers have been restricted from traveling after it was found that one of them had contact with Burma’s 249th COVID-19 patient. The teachers are currently staying at Myitkyina University’s dorm to mark the…

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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…