Volunteers, CSOs honoured for fight against COVID-19

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Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye presents certificates of honour for volunteers and CSOs in Myitkyina Township on 1 July.  PHOTO:MNA

The National-Level Volunteer Steering Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 praised the volunteers and civil society organizations which participated in the fight against COVID-19 in Kachin State yesterday. The ceremony was held at the Education College, temporarily used as a quarantine centre, Myitkyina. Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye attended the ceremony together with the officials from relevant departments.
Certificates of honour for the volunteers and civil society organizations were presented through the Chief Minister of Kachin State, and badges, masks and hand sanitizers to the representatives of volunteers and civil society organizations. A total of K3,390,000 from the ministry’s fund was given to the health officials at the quarantine centre—K30,000 each for 31 pregnant women, 61 children under 5 and 21 elderly persons 60 years old and above. The certificates of honour will be given to 1,830 volunteers and 79 civil society groups.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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