Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing presided over the 8th coordination meeting for fighting against COVID-19 pandemic on 3 June.
The meeting held at the Office of Commander in Chief (Army) was attended by Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw and senior military officers.
The senior Tatmadaw officers discussed the works of emergency response committees for COVID-19 measures in regions and states, 3,437 persons tested at military hospitals and battalions by rapid test kit, 803 by the Real-Time PCR Detection System, and 1,494 by Cobas 6800.
Among them, five persons were tested positives. Four of 18 officers and other ranks who came back from India to Myanmar were confirmed for the positive results, and that they are receiving medical treatments at the Defence Services Liver Hospital.
The Senior General also coordinated the discussions and gave advice on the donation of protective equipment to the public hospitals, providing supplement diets to the patients at the hospitals, food supplies for the patients and health workers and selling affordable meals at the hospitals with many numbers of inpatients.
He added the needs to publish COVID-19 symptoms which are similar to those of influenza, preparatory measures against possible natural disasters and taking special care at the border areas with neighbouring countries with COVID-19 and other diseases, according to the report of the Office of Commander in Chief of Defence Services.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)