Officials collaborate on containment of COVID-19 in Ywar Ma Parirati Monastery

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Officials discuss containment of COVID-19 at Ywar Ma Monastery in Insein Township, Yangon Region. Photo: MNA

Three-hundred fifty members of Sangha and four laymen of Ywar Ma Parirati monastery in Insein Township, Northern District of Yangon Region have tested positive for COVID-19.
The lab results have shown 12 confirmed cases on 21 September, 63 cases on 23 September and 279 cases on 25 September respectively.
The military medical corps provided treatment to the monks with fever at the monastery before they tested positive.
Yangon Region Social Affairs Minister U Naing Ngan Lin, Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Maung Maung Oo, Region Hluttaw MP U Wai Phyo Han, Region Head for Religious Affairs U Sein Maw, administrator of Northern District of Yangon Region, Head of Religious Affairs for Northern District of Yangon Region U Lin Lin Aung and Assistant Director for region Health Department Dr Kaung Htike and Insein Township Administrator U Win Aung visited Insein Ywar Ma Parirati Monastery and paid homage to Sayadaw Bhaddanta Gandhasara Linkara Bhaddanta Pannyavamsa yesterday morning.
The government personnel donated 8,000 surgical masks, 400 cloth masks, 700 face shields, 4 gallons of hand sanitizer, 200 small-size bottles of hand gel and a total of K10million in cash — K5million by the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs and K5million by Yangon Region government.
They discussed with officials from township development committee, administrative officers, members of fire brigade department and civil society organizations about disinfection in the monastery compound, instalment of 20 hand washing basins at the dormitories of the monks, and proper disposal of waste materials from the monastery.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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