National basic household food distribution to begin 10 April


The National Central Committee on Prevention, Containment and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) announced on 7 April that families with no regular income will be provided with 8 pyis of rice, 50 kyathas of cooking oil, 50 kyathas of salt, a peitha of lentils and a peitha of onions per household starting from 10 April during the long Thingyan holidays.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi urged the public to assist the distribution of rations, to prevent sympathy from becoming ill-will, and to contain greed with discipline. She said no one in need will be left behind and to be patient in the distribution.
This is the first time the Union Government is providing this type of support to people with no regular income on a national scale.
The COVID-19 Containment and Emergency Response Committee is reviewing lists of people with no regular income from the states and regions and the distribution for Nay Pyi Taw, states/regions and self-administered zones/divisions will begin on 10 April. —Htet Hlian (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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