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‘Not Enough Water to Wash Our Hands,’ Say Kachin IDPs Bracing For COVID-19

‘Not Enough Water to Wash Our Hands,’ Say Kachin IDPs Bracing For COVID-19

While thorough handwashing has been proven as an effective strategy to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State’s camps say that the current water shortage prevents them from…

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Coronavirus Rumours Cause Panic Buying 

Coronavirus Rumours Cause Panic Buying 

After rumours circulated markets would close soon due to the spread of covid-19 residents in Kachin State started panic shopping. Kachin State Minister for Ministry of Development Affairs Naw Li dispelled the gossip, telling KNG…

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Kachin CSOs Want To Work With Gov’t To Combat Covid-19

Kachin CSOs Want To Work With Gov’t To Combat Covid-19

Kachin civil society organizations (CSOs) want to cooperate with the government to prevent the spread of the covid-19 pandemic in villages across Kachin State. Brang Awng, from Kachin State Conservation Working Group, told KNG the…

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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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Myitkyina University Postpones Exams Due to COVID-19

Myitkyina University Postpones Exams Due to COVID-19

Myitkyina University in Kachin State postponed mid-term exams for students on Tuesday amid fears of spreading the coronavirus through large gatherings, including those required for academic testing. The university’s rector Dr. Aung Win said that…