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Myanmar Denials Define COVID-19 Response

Expand Myanmar military representatives stand during a regular session of the Union Parliament, March. 11, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo In a world beset by the coronavirus pandemic, denial is becoming an increasingly rare commodity – but don’t tell that to Myanmar’s government, which still claims there are no cases of COVID-19 in the country. Astonishingly, government spokesperson Zaw Htay pronounced that the absence of reported infections to date is due to Myanmar’s “lifestyle and diet.” He added that because Myanmar citizens generally paid for purchases with cash instead of credit…

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