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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Employment in Myanmar during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Many Thai and international companies have expanded rapidly into Myanmar in recent years, in what had seemed to be an unstoppable expansion of cross-border trade resulting from the country’s emergence back onto the global stage. For those companies, the COVID-19 situation in Myanmar has been a cause for much concern and uncertainty—doubly so for those who had hired staff in the jurisdiction, as a lack of clarity regarding their obligations as employers was compounded by a lack of information on the situation on the ground.

While the outbreak in Myanmar looked like it was under control earlier this year, a resurgence—many times stronger than the first wave—has struck in recent months, and Myanmar’s recorded cases now number in the tens of thousands, with over 1,100 deaths.

For employers faced with this situation, staying…

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