World nations are nowadays tackling the deadly disease of coronavirus across the globe. Much more dedicatedly than ever, all countries do not rule out any possible health directives or protocols to restrict their respective citizens just to following the most fundamental mandates: mask-wearing on all occasions in public, social-distancing of about six feet with one another, hand-washing frequently for at least 20 seconds, and non-gathering nor uncrowdedness amongst others.
The WHO dashboard has very recently vindicated the number of new cases at 390,026. Among 190,671,330 confirmed cases, regretfully, fatalities reached 4,098,758 while 3,568,861,733 vaccine doses have already been accessed to the world population. To date in Myanmar, Covid-positive instances had increased to 240,570 after 5,860 new infections were reported as of 21 July. There are 167,171 recoveries and 5,567 losses of lives accordingly to the Ministry of Health and Sports. We all felt disconsolate!
However, we resolutely call for integrated strengths of the State, the people and government ministries concerned in confronting COVID-19 while suppressing
our weaknesses for the time being.
The dreadful pathogen matters most in the policymaking body: the State. The State has established its central committee on a coordinated response to the pandemic since Myanma found the first case on 23 March 2020. It has been labouriously sparing little or no efforts in its preventative and protective measures against the original virus and its consequent alpha, beta, gamma and delta variants. One of the top health bureaus or departments concerned of Myanmar: The Ministry of Health and Sports are also extensively exercising its executive power to fight the fatal disease. Well done job!
The people: one of the key components in response endeavours should also be still more vigilant at all times against the Covid pandemic and whichever forms it may take. Apart from the good practice of paying greater heed to the health protocols strictly, all national peoples should rise up and mobilize their consolidated strengths to resist whatever waves of the coronavirus resiliently. Philanthropic or charity organizations – Parahita: the welfare of others in Pali and the Myanmar Language – are encouragingly helping, in both cash and kind, the people who are in dire need of oxygen cylinders as an example to ever keep up Myanma spirit of loving-kindness with one another.
Lastly not the least, we all need to realize that we can have weaknesses and strengths in what we are doing. However, we resolutely call for integrated strengths of the State, the people and government ministries concerned in confronting COVID-19 while suppressing our weaknesses for the time being.