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Myanmar November election overshadowed by COVID-19 surge

Opposition parties call for postponing parliamentary vote as NLD presses on

A sign announces a lockdown in Yangon: Myanmar's largest city has imposed strict stay-at-home orders for people working in nonessential industries. (Photo by Yuichi Nitta)

YANGON -- Myanmar's daily count of confirmed COVID-19 cases is rising rapidly. With case numbers doubling every week recently, opposition parties are calling for the November general elections to be postponed.

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