Non-stop imports of essential medical supplies distributed daily

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Medicines and medical equipment are being unloaded from truck.

The Ministry of Commerce is working hard to ensure people have access to essential medical supplies which are critical to the COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities, including liquid oxygen and oxygen cylinders, arranging the continuous importation on public holidays.
Yesterday, a total of 2,205 oxygen concentrators were imported via airways at the Yangon International Airport. In addition, 46 tonnes of liquid oxygen, five tonnes of oxygen cylinders, four liquid oxygen containers, 6 liquid oxygen distributors, 6,154 oxygen containers, 2 oxygen plants, 331 oxygen concentrators, 31,680 PPE suits, 12 tonnes of gloves and 39 tonnes of masks were important through border trade points.
A total of 780 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 71 tonnes of oxygen cylinders, 4 oxygen containers, 6 oxygen distributors, 89,833 tonnes of empty oxygen containers, 22 oxygen plants, 10 oxygen generators, 67,385 oxygen concentrators, 150,268 test kits, 432,332 PPE suits,
72 tonnes of gloves and 946 tonnes of masks have been imported by far in August.
Of 67 liquid oxygen bowsers imported between July and 12 August, 50 of them were distributed to Yangon, 11 to Mandalay, 2 to Bago, 3 to Mawlamyine and 1 to Thaton respectively. Among 30 oxygen plants, 4 were transported to Yangon, 5 to Lashio, 4 to Bago, 2 to Pakokku, 3 to Mandalay, 2 to Hpa-an, 2 to Mawlamyine, one each to Taunggyi, Thanbyuzayat, Magway, Dawei, Wakema, Myittha, Kyaukpadaung and Mogaung respectively.
The Ministry on 8 August announced that the border trade points will not be suspended from work on declared public holidays, from 9 to 15 August, and import operations will be conducted as usual. The importation of COVID-19 devices will be allowed in accordance with the SOP priority, negotiated by relevant departments, and online import licence application will also be allowed as usual during the office hours.—MNA

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