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Myanmar - Protests (DG ECHO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 February 2021)

Country: Myanmar Source: European Commission s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Daily anti-Tatmadaw protests continued, however a new dynamic has been developing in Yangon, the economic center of the country, marked by demonstrations by pro-Tatmadaw supporters, which generated clashes with anti-Tatmadaw protestors. Several people have reported to be injured. On social media, activists are calling for a second nationwide strike on 28 February, which will mark the one-month anniversary of the military takeover. The online trend is quickly growing and another widespread protests across the country are expected on Sunday. The Civil Disobedience Movement continued across the country causing a significant slowdown of the health services, including the prevention, testing and treatment of COVID-19. The almost total stop of testing, along with recurrent mass protests is expected to significantly increase the COVID-19 prevalence in the country. Barely no test is performed at the moment and there is no reliable visibility on the situation.


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