Myanmar editor jailed for 2 years over coronavirus error


A worker takes out the rubbish at the military quarantine facility in Yangon, Myanmar, yesterday. The country has reported 199 confirmed cases of coronavirus and six deaths, although the low numbers tested means experts fear the true figures are far higher. – EPA pic, May 22, 2020.

A MYANMAR news editor was jailed for two years after his agency reported a coronavirus death that turned out to be false, his lawyer said today.

The country has only 199 confirmed cases of coronavirus and seen six deaths, although the low numbers tested mean experts fear the true figures are far higher.


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