Volunteers help to cope with rising number of Covid-19 dead in Myanmar
With hospitals in junta-run Myanmar empty of pro-democracy medical staff and coronavirus cases surging nationwide, volunteers are going house to house to collect the fast-rising number of victims dying in their homes.
Inside a Myanmar clinic fighting a new Covid surge
In a clinic in a remote Myanmar town, some of the few doctors still working after the coup emptied hospitals are battling to keep their Covid-19 patients alive as the virus resurges. AFPTV footage from inside a clinic in the northwestern town of Kalay shows patients slumped in makeshift beds, oxygen canisters at their feet. Dozens of blue oxygen cylinders waiting to be refilled stretched along a street in Kalay, a town of 130,000, with rugged hills to the east and west. Meanwhile, on the edge of town a team unloads a coffin into a cemetery of white Christian crosses standing out against the deep green of the hills.
Myanmar security forces kill 25 villagers — reports
The villagers reportedly defended themselves with swords and home-made rifles against members of the ruling military junta. The soldiers "shot everything that moved," according to one resident.
Myanmar begins amnesty of more than 2,000 prisoners
Officials in Myanmar have said they are freeing 2,300 prisoners who had taken part in protests against the country's military rulers. No reason was given for the timing of their release.
Burmese opposition figure Dr Zaw Wai Soe: 'Please help us, please save Myanmar'
Burmese opposition figure Dr Zaw Wai Soe is a surgeon who serves as minister of health, labour and education in Myanmar's self-proclaimed National Unity Government. He has been charged with treason by the ruling junta. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Dr Zaw said the opposition feels "helpless" and that the people of Myanmar are left with no other choice than to defend themselves. According to the UN, the junta has killed 883 unarmed civilians since the February 1 coup.
Myanmar: 4 dead in Mandalay as junta clashes with militia
Violence broke out in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, as security forces battle an anti-junta militia. Four members of the militia are reported to be dead, while eight have been arrested.
Myanmar: Time running out for NGOs to avoid humanitarian catastrophe
Global aid organizations are warning of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar. But many NGOs' hands are tied, with their activities, funding and legal status hampered by the country's political power struggle.
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi charged with corruption
The military regime alleges the detained former leader accepted illegal payments. Suu Kyi is expected to go on trial next week.
Myanmar: UN warns of mass starvation in eastern Kayah State
UN envoy Tom Andrews said people in Kayah were in desperate need of food, water and other essential supplies. He also called on the international community to put pressure on the country's ruling military junta.