Senior Tatmadaw officers held a coordination meeting to join nationwide measures against prevention and treatment of Covid-19 pandemic.
Commander in Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Deputy Commander in Chief of Defence Services (Army) Vice Senior General Soe Win, Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo, Command in Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander in Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw and senior Tatmadaw officers attended the meeting held at the Office of Commander in Chief of Defence Services in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
After opening remark of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the attendees presented preparatory measures of respective forces on awareness programmes.
In response to the discussions, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing explained the readiness of 2000 beds and 15,000 beds for quarantine and treatments at the transit centres of Defence Serivices in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw respectively.
Some facilities of Defence Services could be used for quarantine centres for treatments and sheltering for the Coronavirus patients.
The Myanmar Economic Cooperation (MEC) and the Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL) will continue operating their fully invested companies of food and basic commodity, and will reduce 50 percent capacities of the other factories till the end of April. Meanwhile, the operation of joint-venture businesses will be discussed with the foreign partners.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing also instructed the Tatmadaw personnel and staff members to follow disciplines and orders to stay at homes and staff quarters, and the navy vessels Thanlwin, Myitkyina and Mottama to be used as the hospitals.
The Senior General urged the military medical experts to provide healthcare services, while the National-Level Central Committee for Covid-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment has been formed and civil doctors, nurses and health workers under the Ministry of Health and Sports are busy with their respective assignments.
He added to put emphasis on religious communities with providing foodstuffs and medical supplies.
The Senior General asked common people and Tatmadaw families not to believe rumours and false news, and the Defence Services media channels are to present real-time reports.
The report from the Office of Commander in Chief of Defence Service also said there is not positive Covid-19 case among the Tatmadaw members, but there are 6 soldiers and 18 family members under the hospital quarantine as they had close contacts with the returnees from foreign countries. A total of 29 officers, 11 other ranks and 3 dependants are under facility quarantine.— MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)