Yangon University to celebrate centennial virtually on 1 December

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Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi participates in the virtual meeting on centenary celebration of University of Yangon on 29 November 2020. Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Education yesterday afternoon organized a virtual meeting to discuss plans for the centenary celebration of the University of Yangon.
The meeting was attended by the Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun, Permanent Secretary, Directors General, the Rector of the University of Yangon, Pro-rectors, professors, Yangon University of Medicine (1) Rector Dr Zaw Wai Soe, Department of Medical Services Deputy Director General Dr Thida Hla, Department of Yangon Region Public Health and Medical Services Deputy Director-General Dr Tun Myint and other relevant officials.
During the meeting, Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi said that “Stay-at-Home” order has been issued in Kamayut Township, where the university is located, and they are planning to broadcast the pre-recorded virtual celebration via MRTV and Facebook on 1 December.
The Union Minister said that some people were visiting the University of Yangon and took photos as a memory. He called on the visitors to adhere to the COVID-19 preventive guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The virtual centenary celebration is scheduled to broadcast on MRTV and Facebook from 5 pm to 6:30 pm on 1 December. State-run media and relevant Facebook pages will announce the programme.
The decorative lighting of Yangon University will be held until 1 December.
During the meeting, the participants discussed COVID-19 measures to be conducted in the celebration. Body temperature of the visitors will be checked at the main entrance of the university, and If a person is found to have a high temperature, he/she will be immediately sent to an Isolation Unit of the Universities Hospital.
Masks will be given to the visitors free of charge and social distancing measures will be enforced at the university.—MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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