Ministries hold 5th meeting for prevention of COVID-19

A meeting on prevention for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) held on 25 February 2020. Photo: MNA
A meeting on prevention for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) held on 25 February 2020. Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Health and Sports hosted the 5th inter-ministerial meeting for preventive measures against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) yesterday.
Permanent Secretary Professor Dr Thet Khaing Win, in his capacity as the chairman of inter-ministerial coordination committee, explained the spread of COVID-19 to South Korea, Japan and other countries, while the South Korea is in the ascending phase of transmission.
He also discussed constant screening and surveillance of foreign visitors and the top prioritized emergency issue of Ministry of Health and Sports to prevent and control the possible infection cases.
The MoHS has invited participation of relevant agencies in conducting surveillance at international gateways and hospitals, and awareness campaigns .
Dr Thet Khaing Win also held talks on preparatory measures for the religious titles conferring ceremony to the renowned monks in Nay Pyi Taw, coordination with the departments of immigration and foreign affairs, postponement of ASEAN-level Health Cluster meeting and preparations for possible return of exchange students from the foreign countries with outbreak of COVID-19.
He also discussed measures related to alleviate possible impact of the disease on hotel and tourism, trade, social and economic sector. Officials from relevant departments of ministries presented their ongoing activities and future plans for prevention of COVID-19.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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