COVID-19 committee honours volunteers, CSOs in Shan, Kayah states

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye (centre right) presents face masks, badges, and hand gels to a volunteer (centre left) at a quarantine centre on 23 June 2020.  Photo: MNA

The National-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 presented certificates of honours, badges, face masks and hand sanitizers to the volunteers and civil society organizations (CSOs) that are fighting against COVID-19 pandemic in Shan and Kayah states yesterday.
Secretary of the COVID-19 Central Committee Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye was accompanied by Shan State government’s Bamar Ethnic Affairs Minister, Deputy Director-General of State Public Health and Medical Services Department, Deputy Director-General of Social Welfare Department, and officials from the General Administration Department at the certificates presentation ceremonies in Shan State.
At the Phaya Phyu Dhamma Garden’s quarantine centre, the Union Minister handed over certificates of honour for volunteers and CSOs to the Shan State’s Bamar Ethnic Affairs Minister, and presented badges, face masks, and hand sanitizers to the representatives of volunteers and CSOs.
He also expressed thanks to the volunteers and CSOs, and discussed compilation of volunteer handbook, conducting online training for the volunteers who are working at the quarantine centres, providing necessary assistances, and presenting certificates of honours.
A total of K7.35 million, K 30,000 per person, for 156 pregnant women, 74 children under 5- year-old, and 15 elderly persons was handed over to the camp’s in-charge.
At the Loikaw Education’s College’s quarantine centre in Kayah State, the Union Minster gave certificates of honour for volunteers and CSOs to the Kayah State Chief Minister U L Phaung Sho, and presented badges, face masks, and hand sanitizers to the representatives of volunteers and CSOs.
He also provided a total of K720,000, K30,000 per one, for 12 pregnant women, eight children under five-year-old, and four elderly persons, to the camp’s in-charge.
The ministry gave 2, 869 volunteers and 254 CSOs in Shan State and 75 volunteers and 15 CSOs in Kayah State certificates of honour yesterday.
The committee will continue presentation of certificates of honour to the volunteers and CSOs in other regions and states with the approvals from the regions and states’ volunteer steering committees.
The committee held yesterday’s handover ceremonies in Shan and Kayah states in accordance with the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports.— MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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