Cases continue to surge amidst public health crisis.


  • Infection cases and fatalities are at a record high and the crisis is exacerbated by rising prices for pharmaceuticals and a shortage of medicines and other essentials, such as face masks and oxygen.
  • The rise in prices came with the spike in demand for face masks and pharmaceutical products in the country.
  • The Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations relaxed rules for importation of oxygen concentrators but supplies still remain limited.
  • On 8 July 2021, Chinese authorities shut trading border in the town of Ruili due to spread of infection from Shan State and this has put bilateral business at a risk.