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Myanmar opposition party seeks polls delay due to COVID-19

Sep. 15, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s main opposition party, the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party, has joined 23 other political parties in asking the state Union Election Commission to consider rescheduling the Nov. 8 general election due to an upsurge of coronavirus cases. The...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, students wear protective masks as they arrive for classes at the Immaculate Conception School while observing COVID-19 prevention protocols, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: NYC teachers union will block school reopening

Sep. 11, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK — The New York City teachers union warns it won’t let the nation’s largest school district reopen for in-person classes this month if the city doesn’t issue protective equipment, conduct testing and clean schools properly. Union leader Michael Mulgrew in a Friday video...

A lockdown building wrapped with yellow police sits shuttered due to the coronavirus in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Myanmar is accelerating efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus, which now has impinged on the upcoming November 8 general election, as campaigning has been ordered suspended in several areas locked down to control the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

Myanmar bans flights, travel from Yangon as virus spreads

Sep. 11, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar on Friday reimposed its toughest measures so far to control the spread of the coronavirus, banning travel out of the country’s biggest city, Yangon, and grounding all domestic flights. Both measures, announced just hours before taking effect, will be in place until...

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi gestures while wearing a face shield, mask and gloves during a flag-raising ceremony to mark the first day of election campaigning at the National League for Democracy party's temporary headquarters in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Myanmar holds a general election on Nov. 8 and began a sixty-day election campaign period Tuesday, which may be disrupted due to a resurgence of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

EU Parliament suspends Suu Kyi from Sakharov Prize community

Sep. 10, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Thursday suspended Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the group of former winners of its top human rights prize because of her “failure to act and her acceptance" of the oppression of the Rohingya Muslim ethnic group. A long-time political prisoner before...

A vendor selling face masks and shields waits for customers at a roadside shop in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Myanmar is accelerating efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus, which now has impinged on the upcoming November 8 general election, as campaigning has been ordered suspended in several areas locked down to control the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

Myanmar locks down parts of Yangon amid virus increase

Sep. 10, 2020 7:46 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar was accelerating efforts Thursday to control the spread of the coronavirus, which has led to campaigning for November's general election to be suspended in some areas due to partial virus lockdowns. The Ministry of Health and Sport issued a stay-at-home order for 20 Yangon...

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi gestures while wearing a face shield, mask and gloves during a flag-raising ceremony to mark the first day of election campaigning at the National League for Democracy party's temporary headquarters in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Myanmar holds a general election on Nov. 8 and began a sixty-day election campaign period Tuesday, which may be disrupted due to a resurgence of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Suu Kyi opens campaign for Myanmar election amid virus surge

Sep. 8, 2020 3:22 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi raised her party’s flag at its office in the capital Tuesday to start an election campaign that may be disrupted by a resurgence of the coronavirus. Her National League for Democracy party is widely expected to again win the most seats in the...