Myanmar bans flights, travel from Yangon as virus spreads

YANGON (AP) — Myanmar yesterday re-imposed its toughest measures so far to control the spread of the coronavirus, banning travel out of the country’s biggest city, Yangon, and grounding all domestic flights. Both measures, announced just hours before taking effect, will be in place until October 1.

An upsurge in coronavirus cases that began in August in the western state of Rakhine has since spread to other parts of the country. Until the latest outbreak, Myanmar appeared to have largely been spared from the pandemic.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin