About 10 aid workers, some working for the United Nations, are arrested by authorities in western Myanmar where sectarian clashes killed dozens of people last month.
A World Health Organization worker collecting coronavirus samples is killed after his United Nations–marked vehicle was hit by gunfire in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Both the Myanmar Army and Arakan Army rebels deny any involvement in the attack.
The United Nations human rights office says that Myanmar has been carrying out daily airstrikes in Rakhine and Chin states and that at least 32 civilians (mostly women and children) have been killed since March 23. The Arakan Army unilaterally declared a month-long ceasefire to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but the military rejected the ceasefire saying a previous ceasefire had not been respected by the insurgents.
Myanmar police fire warning shots at a crowd of Rohingya Muslims after arresting two human smugglers at a camp for displaced persons near Sittwe, Rakhine State. Four people are injured directly by the gunfire, prompting the U.N. Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator to call for "calm and restraint".
The government of Myanmar announces that it has reached a repatriation agreement with the United Nations regarding Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, saying it will assure that refugees "can return voluntarily in safety and dignity." Members of the UNHCR and the UNDP will be allowed to work in Rakhine State to monitor the process.
Myanmar's military pledges to a U.N. delegation visiting Rakhine State that they will take "harsh" action against perpetrators of sexual violence in the region. The U.N. previously accused Myanmar's military of committing an ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.
According to Myanmar's military, it has ended its "clearance operation" against the country's Rohingya minority in Rakhine State, which the United Nations says may amount to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.