Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye discusses COVID-19 preventive measures at social welfare training schools

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Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye discusses preventive measures against COVID-19 at training schools and departments of social welfare on 18 November . Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye attended the coordination meeting on prevention of COVID-19 for children, women and staff cared in the training schools and sub-departments of the Social Welfare Department yesterday afternoon through videoconferencing.
The coordination meeting was also attended by officers from respective states and regions and school principals.
At the meeting, the Union Minister said his ministry has been doing effective prevention in the training schools and sub-departments since the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak with the rules and standard procedures to follow by the students and staff systematically. He continued there were 11 staff and 29 children who were affected by the disease in Kyite Wine youth training school since 17 November, and the COVID-19 test is still going on for other students and staff.
He added that it is necessary for children, staff and family to follow the set guidelines and procedures to stop the infection, to receive health care and to have nutritious foods as well as to provide encouragement and comfort.
The Union Minister urged to take special precaution to prevent the disease in training schools and sub-departments in other regions and states. He called for the continuous improvement of health education to families and staff in the training schools. He said to report in a timely manner, and the Union Minister’s office will provide the requirements without delay.
The Deputy Minister, the Permanent Secretary and the Director-General of the Social Welfare Department coordinated the discussions of heads of respective regions and states and school principals.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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