Three Million Sinopharm Vaccines Donated by China Arrived at Myanmar and Precautionary Activities Continue to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks

The handover ceremony of three million Sinopharm vaccines and three million syringes donated by the People’s Republic of China to Myanmar was held at the VIP lounge hall of Yangon International Airport on 19 January. The vaccines will be used as an additional preventive injection for elderly people with chronic diseases and school-age children.

The Ministry of Health has carried out COVID-19 prevention and control activities in respective regions and states by designating targeted groups and accordingly, vaccination process is being accelerated-  

  • A total of 30,867,882 people aged 18 years and above and 6,806,437 people under the age of 18 have been vaccinated against COVID-19 up to 17 January 2023.
  • On 17 and 18 January, COVID-19 vaccines have been delivering to Myitkyina, Myeik, Lashio, Kale, Sittwe, Thandwe and Loikaw townships by Cold Chain Delivery Logistics vehicles, Tatmadaw aircraft and helicopters.

The Ministry of Health is conducting COVID-19 tests regularly, 8 new cases of COVID-19 were detected from testing a total of 5,135 samples and accounting for 0.16 percent on 19 January. Up to 19 January 2023, a total of 633,785 cases were detected from testing a total of 9,898,646 samples and death-toll reached 19,490.

Source: Myawady Daily Newspaper (20-1-2023)

  • A total of 30,867,882 people aged 18 years and above and 6,806,437 people under the age of 18 have been vaccinated against COVID-19 up to 17 January 2023.
  • Up to 19 January 2023, a total of 633,785 cases were found from testing a total of 9,898,646 samples and death-toll reached 19,490.
engdate: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 19:30
month: 
January, 2023