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Myanmar election

Myanmar's Suu Kyi projects 'pro-economy image' before election

Ruling NLD gradually eases restrictions on movement as COVID-19 battle continues

The government has eased work-at-home orders for Yangon in the run-up to the November election. (Photo by Yuichi Nitta)

YANGON -- Ahead of a general election on Nov. 8, the Myanmar government, ruled by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, has started to demonstrate its seriousness in buttressing the coronavirus-affected economy.

The daily number of new cases sharply rose amid a second wave from September to mid-October, peaking at 2,158 on Oct. 10 and still hovering around 1,000. However, a doctor at a Yangon quarantine facility who asked not to be identified said the number of patients is falling as those who have completed their 10 days of isolation are discharged.

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