Calls grow for Myanmar election delay as coronavirus cases spike

There are growing calls in Myanmar for November's national elections to be delayed after experiencing a spike in Covid-19 cases in the past four weeks. – EPA pic, September 15, 2020.

OPPOSITION parties in Myanmar are calling for November’s election to be postponed as the country scrambles to control a coronavirus surge.

New infections are doubling every week – albeit from a relatively low base – and hospitals in the biggest city, Yangon, are overwhelmed in a nation with one of the world’s poorest healthcare systems.

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