Brazilian authorities set a new record by reporting more than 3,600 deaths from the Corona virus (COVID-19) in a day. The leader of Myanmar’s military junta called Russia a “true friend” after the Russian Defense Minister (Menhan) visited Myanmar this week.
The death toll in Brazil continues to grow due to various factors including people starting to ignore the rules of social distancing and the emergence of a new, more contagious variant of Corona. Since February, Brazil has continued to set records for both the number of deaths and new cases of Corona in its region. Ekonomi Rusia
The leader of the Myanmar military junta, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, praised Russia after Defense Minister Alexander Fomin visited Myanmar and attended a military parade during the commemoration of Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw on Saturday (27/3) local time. Berita politik dan ekonomi Rusia
In addition to this news, here are international news that attracts the attention of detikcom readers, today, Saturday (27/3/2021):
- The giant ship is still stuck in the Suez Canal, the US military sends a team of experts
Efforts to free the giant container ship MV Ever Given which was stuck on the Suez Canal have yet to bear fruit. The United States military (US) also said it was preparing to assist Egypt in its effort to reload the giant ship that caused a total traffic jam in the Suez Canal. Politik Rusia
As reported by AFP and CNN, Saturday (27/3/2021), the White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, revealed that the US was offering assistance to Egyptian authorities. Psaki said the White House saw “some potential impact on the energy market” and was “consulting with Egyptian partners on how we can best support their efforts”.
“As part of an active diplomatic dialogue with Egypt, we have offered US assistance to Egyptian authorities to help reopen the canal,” Psaki said on Friday (26/3) local time.
Separately, a number of US defense officials who requested anonymity said that the Egyptian government agreed to accept assistance from the US, which was conveyed through the US embassy in Cairo.
- Myanmar Military Junta Warns Demonstrators Risk of Being Shot in the Head
Myanmar’s military junta warned that demonstrators risked being shot in the head while staging a rally against the coup. The warning was conveyed when anti-coup activists called for the latest demonstration on Saturday (27/3), when the military held a parade to commemorate Armed Forces Day. Politik Indonesia
As reported by Reuters on Saturday (27/3/2021), the warning to the demonstrators was conveyed by the Myanmar military junta via the military-run MRTV television channel.
“You should learn … that you could be in danger of being shot in the head and back,” the Myanmar military junta warned the demonstrators.