An 8-year-old boy was wounded by heavy weapons fire from a naval vessel in Rathedaung Township, Arakan State, according to the boy’s family and local villagers. 

Poor families in Ramree Township, Arakan State, complain that they have not been receiving COVID-19 relief funds being provided to some households by the government.

COVID-19 patients who have been put on oxygen concentrators at Sittwe General Hospital in Arakan State will be treated with convalescent plasma from recovered patients, according to an official from the hospital.  

The All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) said the Aungmyethazan Township Court in Mandalay has sentenced two students to an additional year in prison for protesting against military operations in Arakan State last month.

Two out of three residents of Padar village in Taungup Township, Arakan State, who were arrested by security personnel on suspicion of having ties to the Arakan Army were released on October 6, according to family members.

The military took custody once again of a detained village administrator in the Arakan State capital Sittwe who was briefly turned over to police after his initial arrest by Tatmadaw personnel on Saturday. 


Three Muslim men were shot dead near U Soe Tint Bridge in Minbya Township, Arakan State, on October 5, according to local residents, who said Tatmadaw troops also arrested three people from U Soe Tint Ward.

Two villagers were killed and another was seriously wounded in a clash involving the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army (AA) about 1 mile from Pyin Shay (Muslim) village in Arakan State’s Buthidaung Township on October 5, locals said. 

An internally displaced person (IDP) sheltering at Saphokyun Kanpyin IDP camp in Rathedaung Township, Arakan State, was shot amid a barrage of gunfire reportedly from a naval vessel stationed nearby on October 5, according to locals. 

As regional COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise, Arakan State’s Mrauk-U District is in need of more healthcare workers, according to local health officials.


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