In Myanmar, at least 38 people were killed and many injured as the military quelled protests in several towns and cities, the United Nations said.
UN Special envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener said in New York that Wednesday was the bloodiest day since the coup happened on the 1st of February. She said, 38 people died and now more than over 50 people have died since the coup took place a month ago.
Schraner Burgener said that in conversations with Myanmar’s Deputy Military chief Soe Win, she has warned him that the military is likely to face strong measures from some countries and isolation in retaliation for the coup.
The UN Security Council is due to discuss the situation on Friday in a closed meeting.
In Washington, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the United States is appalled by the increase in violence. He said the administration of President Joe Biden is evaluating appropriate measures to respond and any actions will be targeted at Myanmar’s military.