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Regional News • Asia
Myanmar: New restrictions to curb the rise of Coronavirus cases
Street in Yangon, Myanmar
Street in Yangon, Myanmar Credit: Dudva

Parts of Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, have been put under a stay-at-home-order. The country has seen a rise in Coronavirus cases, reported 115 new infections of Friday morning.

"It took five months to discover 374 infection cases in the first wave of the disease. The number of infections quadrupled now although it's been only 24 days since the second wave started on Aug 16," said Dr Khin Khin Gyi, director of Contagious Disease Prevention and Eradication Division of Public Health Department under the Health and Sports Ministry, told Xinhua. "Active cooperation and participation of the public are needed to reduce the number of infections by following the preventive measures and guidelines by the ministry."

Regional News • Africa
Gambia: Resignation of justice minister Abubacarr Tambadou
Abubaccar Tambadou, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, at the International Court of Justice, in January 2020
Abubaccar Tambadou, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, at the International Court of Justice, in January 2020 Credit: Shafiur Rahman / CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Renowned Gambian justice minister and attorney general Abubacarr Tambadou has resigned, the government said on Thursday. Tambadou investigated abuses under former Gambia dictator and lead a case against Myanmar's genocide against the Rohingya minority. He will be replaced by barrister Dawda Jallow.