An information briefing on current developments of Myanmar was held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre-NRPC in Yangon at 2 pm yesterday.
Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe of the Office of the State Counsellor, Union Minister U Kyaw Tin of the Ministry of International Cooperation, and Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement were leading the briefing.
Yangon-based diplomatic corps, who are exclusively invited, comprising of ambassadors and embassy officials from ASEAN countries, the Republic of Korea, Japan, India, People’s Republic of China, Timor Leste, Russia, France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the United States of America, Germany, the European Union and the UN Resident Coordinator Myanmar were present on the occasion.
First, Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe explained the matters of the Government’s strenuous efforts to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic, and to mitigate the socio-economic impacts upon the people, the collaborative endeavours with the EAOs to contain the COVID-19 in ethnic armed conflict areas, the peace efforts to sign the NCA with all ethnic armed organizations including AA, the issue of terrorist acts by AA and ARSA groups, the AA’s disruptive actions to the government mechanism in Rakhine State, the efforts to raise humanitarian aids to the IDPs, and the Tatmadaw statement on the ceasefire and eternal peace.
Next, Union Minister U Kyaw Tin briefed on the status of the Government’s efforts to mobilize the people’s strength to fight against the COVID-19 for all strata of life nationwide inclusive of IDPs, prisons, and persons with disabilities based on the principle of ‘Leaving no one behind’, the measures to carry out work programmes in cooperation with the ICRC in the prevention and control of the COVID19 at the displaced people camps, and the COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan to address the economic impacts caused by the pandemic.
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye then explained the matters relating to the COVID-19 preventive measures at the displaced people camps and IDP camps, the dissemination of health information, the provision of hand gels, soaps, hand washing basins, face masks and thermometers, the nutrition and funds assistance to the elder persons, pregnant mothers and infants.
Afterwards, the Union Ministers answered the questions raised by the attendees.
The briefing was reportedly held in line with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports. — MNA