Notification on COVID-19 prevention in IDP camps

Ministry of Health and Sports Myanmar 3

1. The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is implementing action plans to prevent, contain and treat COVID-19 in IDP camps across the nation.
2. Management committees and temporary residents of the IDP camps are notified to proceed with the following action points:
• Regularly and systematically wash hands with the hand wash basins and soaps provided in the camps.
• Be wary of personal hygiene and minimizing contact with other persons when using public toilets and showers.
• Be extra vigilant for the elderly and persons with chronic illnesses living in the camps.
• Volunteer staff are to check body temperatures, wear surgical masks, wash hands and provide information of the virus on a daily basis.
• To regulate camp residents from going outside and to maintain records of persons going outside for compulsory reasons. Every time they leave or enter the camp, their body temperatures should be checked, surgical or cloth-sewn masks should be worn and hands should be washed systematically.
• Prevent external persons from entering the camp.
• Report to authorities for unusual activities or requirements concerning COVID-19.
• Follow patient referral procedures in case of COVID-19 symptoms.
• Connect with local general administration department, health department and philanthropic organizations to swiftly transport patients under surveillance and suspected persons.
• Adhere to notifications issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports and local government concerning COVID-19.
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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