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Soaring Rice Prices Affect Remote Township In Putao

Soaring Rice Prices Affect Remote Township In Putao

The cost of rice has risen dramatically for residents of a small township in Putao District in northern Kachin State. After the Chinese border was closed due to the pandemic, staple food has to be

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COVID-19 Outbreak Spreading In Kachin State

COVID-19 Outbreak Spreading In Kachin State

Kachin State is again hit by an COVID-19 outbreak. According to the regional health authority, about 80 new cases have already been detected and at least one new transmission is discovered every day. “I think

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China Locks Ruili After COVID-19 Outbreak In Fruit Market

China Locks Ruili After COVID-19 Outbreak In Fruit Market

China has closed a watermelon market in a town in Yunnan Province after a cluster of transmissions was detected. A business person told KNG on condition of anonymity that Chinese authorities have closed Wanding, also

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Outbreak Affects Remote Town In Putao District

Outbreak Affects Remote Town In Putao District

An outbreak is rapidly spreading in the northernmost town of Kachin State, with nearly one hundred cases reported so far. According to a man from remote Nogmung in Putao District, some families are staying on

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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