A volunteer prepares face shields to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the Mingan ward polling station in Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE A volunteer prepares face shields to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the Mingan ward polling station in Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
A volunteer prepares face shields to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the Mingan ward polling station in Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Polls open in Myanmar’s second election since it emerged from military dictatorship

  • The election has been criticised as ‘fundamentally flawed’ by Human Rights Watch
  • Campaigning in the Southeast Asian nation has been heavily restricted amid a surge in coronavirus cases

Topic |   Myanmar
A volunteer prepares face shields to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the Mingan ward polling station in Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE A volunteer prepares face shields to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the Mingan ward polling station in Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
A volunteer prepares face shields to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the Mingan ward polling station in Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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