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Imports of anti-COVID-19 devices and medical supply accelerated

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Cargotruck is carrying anti-COVID-19 devices and medical supplies imported from neighbouring countries.

As the Ministry of Commerce is making continuous efforts to make sure import of anti-COVID-19 medicines, equipment and necessary medical supplies are being shipped from overseas, loosening restrictions to facilitate imports, in collaboration with relevant ministries and providing continuous import on a daily basic.
The ministry is also reportedly making diplomatic arrangements with China, Thailand, Bangladesh and India to import the medicines and equipment through the border trade points.
Yesterday, a total of 3,389 oxygen concentrators were imported through the Yangon International Airport, while 95 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 2 tonnes of oxygen cylinders, 5,992 empty oxygen cylinders, one oxygen plant, 4 oxygen generators, 4,459 household oxygen concentrators, 36,880 PPE suits, 0.04 tonne of gloves and 54 tonnes of masks were imported through Muse, Myawady, Chinshwehaw, Tachilek and Kawthoung border trade points.
A total of 368 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 53 tonnes of oxygen cylinders, 39,458 empty oxygen cylinders, 5 oxygen plants, 9 oxygen generators, 38,099 household oxygen concentrators, 141,642 test kits, 231,902 PPEs, 38 tonnes of gloves and 502 tonnes of masks have been imported thus far in August.
In July, a total of 1,294 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 114 tonnes of oxygen cylinder, 40,491 empty oxygen cylinders, 69,146 household oxygen concentrators, 8 oxygen plants, 11 oxygen generators, 4 hospital-used oxygen filling machines, 322,878 test kits, 1,104 tonnes of mask and 182,975 PPEs were imported.
In addition to the cooperation with relevant ministries, the Ministry of Commerce has posted contact persons and departmental announcements on the Ministry’s website, Commerce.gov.mm, to access direct contact with relevant authorities if assistance is needed.—MNA

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