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COVID-19 Outbreak Overwhelms Tanai

COVID-19 Outbreak Overwhelms Tanai

There are four people dying every day from COVID-19 in Tanai, Kachin State, according to a volunteer, who explained about 70 people have perished from the disease in the town in Myitkyina District since the…

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Over 1,000 COVID-19 Cases in Kachin State

Over 1,000 COVID-19 Cases in Kachin State

In Kachin State, there have been 10 deaths and 1,023 confirmed cases in 6 townships until July 13.

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Youths Demand Connectivity in Northern Burma

Youths Demand Connectivity in Northern Burma

Youth want internet connectivity in their township in northern Burma and access to more phone providers than MPT.

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Citing Rising COVID-19 Rates in Burma, KIO Halts Travel Into Its Territory

Citing Rising COVID-19 Rates in Burma, KIO Halts Travel Into Its Territory

The Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) COVID-19 response committee has ordered a stop to all entry into its territory as of October 1, due to rising rates of infection in Burmese administrated areas.  Secretary of the…

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Govt Blocks Kachin Backpack Team from Providing Medical Assistance

Govt Blocks Kachin Backpack Team from Providing Medical Assistance

The government is preventing the Kachin Backpack Health Worker Team (KBHWT) from providing essential medical services to remote areas of Burma’s most northeastern state since the end of August, after the country experienced a steep…

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Myitkyina Guesthouse Under Lockdown After Guest Tests Positive

Myitkyina Guesthouse Under Lockdown After Guest Tests Positive

A guesthouse in Kachin State’s capital city, Myitkyina, has been locked down after a police officer who stayed there tested positive for COVID-19. The police officer booked a bed at the guesthouse before being transferred…

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Campaigning in Hpakant Stopped Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Campaigning in Hpakant Stopped Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Electoral candidates contesting the 2020 general election have been informed by the Union Election Commission (UEC) they cannot campaign in Hpakant Township after the government invoked a ‘stay at home’ order to stop the coronavirus…

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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…