Deprived of access to the outside world, people in the poor Rakhine and Shin states have little to no information about the pandemic.
Myanmar's gamble to send Suu Kyi to represent the country at the International Court of Justice has backfired.
Members of Rohingya Muslim families identified for repatriation from Bangladesh say they do not want to return to Myanmar unless their citizenship and safety are ensured.
More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine for neighbouring Bangladesh; many refuse to go back as they fear more violence with "genocidal intent" by the military.
A previous attempt in November 2018 to return 2,260 Rohingya refugees failed after they refused to leave the camp without guarantees for their safety in Myanmar.
The government took the unprecedented step of ordering mobile phone operators to shut down all internet data across at least eight townships in Rakhine and one in neighbouring Chin state.
Court hands out death sentence to gunman and an accomplice involved in planning the killing while two other men involved in the crime received prison sentences. A fifth suspect thought to be the crime's mastermind remains at large.
Myanmar government's steps, that include helping Buddhist settlements that replace Rohingya homes in Rakhine state, makes it increasingly difficult for the persecuted minority community to return, according to Reuters special report.
The men, who had been in detention for immigration offences since 2012, were handed over to Myanmar authorities at a border crossing in India's northeast state of Manipur.
China voted against a move by the UN to set up a body to prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar and look into possible genocide in the country's western state of Rakhine.
Myanmar rejected the findings of a UN investigation alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the US and other countries joined growing calls for them to face justice.
The social media giant was heavily criticised for permitting itself to be used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against minority Rohingya Muslims
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