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26 January 2020 News Briefings

  • As of 8 PM, 25 Jan, a total of 17,924 samples were tested and found more 383 new cases and 7 deaths. MoHS has reported 137,957 of total confirmed cases including 122,116  discharged, and 3,069 deaths.
  • 38 townships have been reported thousands of Covid-19 cases, including 29 townships in Yangon region, 6 townships in Mandalay region, each township in Bago, Rakhine, and Mon region respectively, Mingalardon township has the highest number of Covid-19 cases with 6,079 and North Okkalapa township ranks 2nd with 5,867, according to the Ministry of Health and Sport.
  • Compensation for the Letpadaung copper mine project differs from the report of the investigation commission led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, locals said at a press conference held near Sete village in Sagaing region on Jan 25.
  • If enough Covid-19 vaccines can be produced and imported, there will be allowed to be used in private hospitals and clinics, according to the director of the Central Epidemiology Unit.
  • 7 labor heads from the Unique HTT garment factory in Shwelinban industrial zone, Hlaingtharyar township, were charged under section 47 of the Labour Dispute Settlement Law, said Daw Moe Myint Sandar, chairwomen of the Federation of General Workers Myanmar.
  • There were 257 road accidents with 107 ware killed in 7 townships of Mandalay region in 2020, according to the regional traffic police force.
  • It was reviewing talks with ethnic parties and hoped that ethnic nationalities would be included in the new union-level government, said Dr. Zaw Myint Maung,  the second vice-chairman of the National League for Democracy (NLD) at a press conference held at the NLD’s temporary headquarters in Naypyidaw on Jan 24.
  • The Women’s Network-Rakhine State urged government organizations, businesse institutions, political parties, and CSOs to come together to stop all forms of hate speech and discrimination, as of the Anti-Hate Speech Declaration of the Women’s Network-Rakhine State (WNRS) on Jan 23.


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