The Ministry of Health and Sports has recently issued public information to raise awareness of people over infection and impacts of the pandemic’s third wave, which breaks out in Myanmar’s neighbouring countries.
The infection rate of the Covid-19 pandemic remarkably increases in India, Bangladesh and Thailand, with a high number of dead persons.
Experts found UK Variant (B.1.1.7) and South Africa Variant (B.1.351) of Covid-19 virus with speedy infection rate and declining drug effectiveness. Hence, Myanmar people need to have a broader scope of health knowledge about the pandemic.
State Administration Council Chairman Senior General Min Aung Hlaing gave a message on Myanmar New Year Day, highlighting that the government constantly monitors and conducts Covid-19 prevention and treatment undertakings for the public. It now has a three-stage priority programme for giving the vaccine, produced in India, China and Russia, for over 15 million people in five groups.
Till now, 3.5 million doses of vaccine for Covid-19 have already arrived in the country, and 28 million more units will come soon. Priority will be given to the people in preventing and containing the virus, he added.
Moreover, people need to cooperate with the departments concerned in operating quarantine centres to provide healthcare services to the Covid-19 patients to enable the entire people to overcome the pandemic challenges successfully.
As vaccination programmes have been arranged, people themselves should follow preventive measures of the pandemic not to infect the third wave of disease in Myanmar.
In this regard, the Ministry of Health and Sports has already pointed out preventive measures of the disease such as wearing of masks and face shields, systematic washing of hands, needs to avoid tightly closed rooms, air-conditioned rooms and poorly ventilated rooms and close relations with older persons, the practice of social distancing, and receiving soonest medical treatment from nearby health units in suffering from symptoms of fever, coughing, suffocation, exhaustion and sudden loss of smell and taste.
All in all, this will be the part of the people for the continuation of abiding by the health guidelines for Covid-19 prevention. Moreover, people need to cooperate with the departments concerned in operating quarantine centres to provide healthcare services to the Covid-19 patients to enable the entire people to overcome the pandemic challenges successfully.