Officials need to specially supervise the people to abide by disciplines of COVID-19, said Chairman of the COVID-19 Control and Emergency Response Committee Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win at the fourth meetng of the committee at the SAC Chairman’s Office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Senior General said that COVID-19 Control and Emergency Response Committee was re-constituted on 11 February 2021. At present, more than 178.2 million of global people were infected and more than 3.9 million patients were dead across the world. Likewise, the third wave of pandemic started in Myanmar while neighbouring countries are facing terrible amount of infectious rate.
COVID-19 pandemic started infection in March 2020, and the perid till August 2020 was set as the first wave of infection and the period from August to May 2021, the second wave. The infection rate declined to the lowest level in early May this year but infection resurged in Sagaing Region and Chin State in the third week of May. In spection, virus of variant species was found. Such variant virus is higher infection rate than that of the first and second waves and it is high violence and high rate of hospitalization. A total of 146,768 confirmed patients were found from 23 May 2020 to 17 June 2021, 146,768 persons were found as confirmed patients and 133,346 patients of whom recovered from the disease and 3,250 patients were dead. At present, 10,172 confirmed patients are being warded at the hospitals.
Officials need to specially supervise the people to abide by disciplines of COVID-19. As prevention, containment and treatment of the disease is national duty of all citizens, only when all can set aside political needs, diverse attitudes and individual wishes and participate in the tasks, will the prevention, control and treatment of the disease effectively and successfully be undertaken.
Officials need to supervise students, parents and teachers to systematically abide by COVID-19 discipines at the school opening period. It is necessary to make preparations for those who suffered from infection of the virus to receive medical treatment in time and to control the infection with disclosing the contact persons.
Officials need to specially supervise the people to abide by disciplines of COVID-19. As prevention, containment and treatment of the disease is national duty of all citizens, only when all can set aside political needs, diverse attitudes and individual wishes and participate in the tasks, will the prevention, control and treatment of the disease effectively and successfully be undertaken. Although an agreement was signed to purchase 30 million doses of COVID-19 drug from India, availability of the drug suspended due to higher infection in India. People should believe the information of the Ministry of Health and Sports but do not realize rumours and fake news onvaccination from illegal news agencies and social networks.
Secretary of the committee Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Soe Htut reported on rconstitution of the committee and implementation of 11 tasks of the committee.
Union ministers discussed higher infection of the disease across the world, rapid response of Myanmar to COVID-19 disease, preventive measures of COVID-19 at workers and factories, confirm results at laboratories in regions and states, extension of laboratory tests, treatment for the patients, continuation of quarantine process, raising of health awareness, surveillance of disease at border gates, raising of COVID-19 fund and spending, coordination with international community, effects of vaccination, and priortized area for control of the disease.
In conclusion, the Vice-Senior General stressed the need to effective implement the tasks. Committee members need to inform relevant ministries about the latest situation, and administrative bodies need to supervise the people to abide by press releases on COVID-19.—MNA