The 49 individuals and organisations were sanctioned under a new regime targeting people who violate human rights.
More than 170 people, many of them migrants seeking their fortune in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state, died on Thursday after mining waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a surge of mud and water.
More than 160 bodies have been found at the site where miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich Hpakantarea of Kachin state when a "muddy wave" caused by heavy rain buried them.
Rights groups have accused Myanmar's security forces of committing atrocities in various villages, including Gu Dar Pyin, where they say at least five shallow mass graves had been found.
The UN has expressed concern over "reports of intensified fighting" in northwest Rakhine state's Rathedaung township.
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Deprived of access to the outside world, people in the poor Rakhine and Shin states have little to no information about the pandemic.
Washington wants the world to look into human rights abuse in other countries but is keen to halt the progress of any investigation delving into war crimes committed by Americans.
As Myanmar faces charges of genocide at the International Court of Justice over its brutal crackdown on the Rohingya, hundreds of thousands from the Muslim minority struggle in squalid Cox's Bazar camps where Covid-19 has reared its ugly head.
Rohingya Muslims have been discarded by the international community and are at high risk for contracting Covid-19 in crowded living spaces.
"Our navy and coastguard are on alert and they have been instructed not to let these boats enter Bangladesh," Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen says of the refugee boats that were turned away by Malaysia.
Human rights groups estimate Myanmar’s overcrowded prisons hold 92,000 people, including those awaiting trial.
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