Disaster management committee to expand measures against COVID-19

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye holds the video conference on COVID-19 pandemic while carrying out disaster management plans in upcoming monsoon season. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye holds the video conference on COVID-19 pandemic while carrying out disaster management plans in upcoming monsoon season. Photo: MNA

The National Disaster Management Work Committee discussed prevention, containment and response plans for COVID-19 in their preparations for original activities in the upcoming monsoon season.
During the meeting on video conferencing yesterday, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye, in his capacity as the chairman of work committee, held a meeting with his deputy minister and the directors-general, the Director-General of Meteorology and Hydrological Department, the Chairman of Natural Disaster Management Advisory Board, its secretary and members.
In his discussion, the Union Minister highlighted the need to prepare for actions on COVID-19 pandemic while carrying out disaster management plans in upcoming monsoon.
The meteorological and hydrological experts also held talks on possible weather conditions in the monsoon period, shortage of drinking water, floods from rains, landslides, deficiency of irrigation water and strong winds.
They also discussed the COVID-19 measures concerning the disaster management in the areas included in quarantine and stay at home schemes to exercise rules and guidelines for the pandemic.
Deputy Minister U Soe Aung and Director-General Dr Ko Ko Naing from the Natural Disaster Management Department held talks on implementation and coordination in the works. —MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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