Myanmar rebels lock down town on China border amid Covid surge, Latest World News

YANGON: A Myanmar ethnic rebel group has locked down a town on the porous China border following a Covid-19 spike, it said yesterday, as Beijing battles a Delta-driven outbreak that has spread across the country.

Almost 2,000 cases had been detected in the town of Laiza, said a spokesman for the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), a rebel group that controls swathes of territory bordering China’s Yunnan province.…

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