256 flu patients in hospital


Until August 10, there were 256 patients being treated in hospitals with H1N1 swine influenza.

In Waibergi Hospital, there were 11 patients and one was discharged on August 9. In Yangon and Ayeyarwady regions, where most H1N1 cases have been identified, preventive measures had been carried out, according to the Ministry of Health and Sport.

Awareness posters were on display in public places. 

75,000 migrants head to Thailand this year

More than 84,000 people went abroad to work legally from January to July this year and most of them went to Thailand to work, according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

The ministry says 84,425 people went abroad during the period and 75,048 of them went to Thailand.

According to the figures, more than 10,000 officially permitted workers went to Thailand every month during the period.

Sri Lankans rescued at sea

Five Sri Lankan fishermen were found in the Bay of Bengal near Chaung Thar village in Pathein on August 9.

A fishing boat from Myanmar saw their vessel drifting and informed the Marine and Fisheries Department. They found the vessel’s documents and registration cards. They left Matara, Sri Lanka, on June 25 and had been drifting since their engine broke. 

"Their ambassador will come to meet them and we’ll transfer them to their embassy,” said Sub-Inspector Wanna Aung of Chaung Thar.

Villagers flee Kachin fighting


Due to fresh fighting between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), more than 600 villagers have fled to the Kachin Baptist Convention church in Lankhwa village, Namati Township in Kachin State.

Curfew will be imposed in necessary areas in Rakhine State: the State Counsellor's Office


5 water firms suspended


H1N1 raises health awareness: minister


The minister for health and sport has told the media that H1N1 swine flu raises public health awareness.

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Magway swine flu patient dies


Thai police urged to re-investigate maid death