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Myanmar. The Myanmar military’s politicisation of COVID-19 (Moe Thuzar, East Asia Forum)

Despite the shortcomings of its healthcare system, Myanmar’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic seemed cautiously optimistic. The National League for Democracy (NLD) government sought epidemiological advice from world-renowned sources in February 2020, launching a Health Sector Contingency Plan and a COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan in April.

The Myanmar military’s politicisation of COVID-19 | East Asia Forum