Meiktila truck drivers, conductors to get COVID-free certificates after test

The Health Department is taking a nasopharyngeal swab and oropharyngeal swab from the drivers and conductors to issue the health certificates.  Photo: Thein Myint Kyaw

To enable convenient running of the trucks in Meiktila Township, the Public Health Department is detecting COVID-19 tests to issue the health certificates to truck drivers and conductors beginning from 30 September in Aung Mingalar Hall, Meiktila. “With the high rate of spreading of the pandemic, the trucks are being investigated at the entrance gates of some states and regions. The checking can affect the flow of the trade because some trucks are stopped for a long time to undergo the investigation at the entrance gates. Issuing health certificates can prevent the delay in the trade flow. So, the Health Department is conducting COVID-19 tests to issue the health certificates to the truck drivers and conductors. More than 80 persons of drivers and conductors from 15 truck gates in Meiktila township have registered to receive COVID-19 tests to get the health certificates,” said U Khin Maung Myint from Vehicle Supervision Committee.
The Health Department is taking a nasopharyngeal swab and oropharyngeal swab from the drivers and conductors to issue the health certificates. Then, the department will send these swabs to the public health laboratory at Mandalay General Hospital. The department is also taking personal information such as an address, employment, phone number, photo and health histories from them. When the laboratory gives the testing result, the department will issue the health certificates, said Dr Thandar Lin from the District Public Health Department.—Thein Myint Kyaw (Translated by Hay Mar)

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