Myanmar has had an internet blackout for a year. Some of its citizens still don't know there's a global pandemic.
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On June 21 2019, Myanmar imposed a total internet blackout on mobile internet in nine cities and townships in the states of Rakhine and Chin.
The blackout remains in place for eight of those areas and is so severe that some villages in the vicinity are completely unaware of the coronavirus pandemic, according to advocacy group Human Rights Watch.
Rakhine and Chin are conflict zones, and human rights organizations have called on Myanmar and the international community to...