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MoC allows import process of anti-COVID-19 medicines, devices on 1 August

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For the quick and easy import of anti-COVID-19 medical products and equipment, including liquid oxygen, oxygen gas, and oxygen concentrators, the Ministry of Commerce is allowing regular import activities at border trade points from 2 to 8 August that are designated as public holidays.
Officials from the relevant departments are cooperating to facilitate and expedite the standard operating procedures including online registration for the import process during the long public holidays.
On 1 August (yesterday), 5,822 oxygen concentrators and 15,000 test kits from Yangon International Airport and 95 tonnes of liquid oxygen, seven tonnes of liquid oxygen tank, 6,306 home oxygen concentrators, and 40 tonnes of masks from Muse, Myawady, and Chinshwehaw trading posts were successfully imported.
The aforementioned items were imported by 36 vehicles from 23 companies.
From 12 July to 1 August, 822 tons of liquid oxygen, 575 tonnes of liquid oxygen tank, 114 tonnes of oxygen gas, 75,452 home oxygen concentrators, 337,878 test kits, 1,145 tonnes of masks, eight oxygen plants, 11 oxygen generators and four oxygen filling machines have been allowed to be imported by 785 vehicles as officials are giving priority to disease control of the Covid-19.
The Ministry of Commerce is cooperating with relevant departments to facilitate the importation of Covid-19 disease prevention and control equipment by arranging direct contact with officials from relevant trade centres if assistance is needed and contact persons can be contacted directly at the Ministry’s website, Commerce.gov.mm, officials said. —MNA

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