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11:00 AM, 05 March 2021 News Briefing

  • Defying security forces crackdowns, anti-coup protesters continue their regular rallyings the streets of cities across the country today in the morning. There are no reported violent cases this morning until 12p.m local time.
  • A month after the military coup, the Mon State Fisheries Federation (MFF) official said that almost 100% of the fisheries export market had been shut down and the situation has reached a considerable level to resume operations.
  • 960 CDM staff from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, and Population issued an announcement stating that CDM staff will do their utmost to follow the directives and instructions of the Acting Union Minister Dr. Zaw Wai Soe, appointed by the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH).
  • Bago Region Development Minister Dr.Saw Nyo Win and Bago National League for Democracy Chairman, MP U Thein Dan, arrested since Feb 1, were arraigned on Mar 4 in Bago township court via video conferencing under section 25 of the Natural Disaster Management Law, attorney U Kyaw Min San said.
  • The township CDM Support Committee provided 80,000 kyats per person to 70 CDM staff in Kunchankone, Yangon, since Mar 2, according to an official. Kunchankone has reported more than 1,000 CDM staff from various departments, with more than 800 education staff and more than 100 health workers.
  • A candlelight vigil was held on the shore of the Chindwin River, the other side of Monywa, on Thursday night to pay tribute to the heroes who fell in the anti-military regime protests across the country and hundreds of locals attended.
  • As of 8 PM, 4 March, a total of 1,618 samples were tested, found 16 more new cases and 1 death. MoHS has reported 142,000 of total confirmed cases including 131,571 discharged, and 3,200 deaths.
  • There are more than 116 million Covid-19 cases with more than 91.6 million recovered and 2.57 million deaths, and 21 countries have reported millions of Covid-19 cases worldwide, the United States has the highest number of Covid-19 cases with more than 29.4 million and more than 500,000 deaths, India ranks second with more than 11 million cases and more than 150,000 deaths, Brazil is the third with more than 10 million and more than 250,000 deaths, according to Worldometers’ statistics.


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