CASS Weekly Update 21 – 27 May 2020

Echoing the trends reported in last week’s CASS Weekly Update, civilian casualties continue to be low for the month of May compared to previous months. This is likely due to a number of factors. First, clashes this month have largely taken place away from civilian areas.

Covid-19 Response & Parahita Groups

As of 15 May 2020, there are 181 confirmed cases of individuals with Covid-19 in Myanmar, with six reported deaths. The spread of the virus is only at its initial stages, and given Myanmar’s underdeveloped public health infrastructure, the impact is expected to be significant: 23% of Myanmar’s population have underlying health conditions,1 placing that group at high risk of severe symptoms if they contract the disease.