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May 31, 2020

State Counsellor holds video conference with COVID-19 frontline warriors from Kayin State

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State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), held a video conference from the conference room of the Presidential Palace yesterday morning with frontline health workers from Kayin State.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) first gave some welcoming remarks.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds the video conference with COVID-19 frontline healh care workers from Kayin State. Photo: MNA
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi holds the video conference with COVID-19 frontline healh care workers from Kayin State. Photo: MNA

After that, Daw Thuzar Oo of Padonmar street, Pyay East ward, Dagon Township, Yangon Region; U Aung Myat, Vice President of the Association for Monitoring of Migrant Workers from No.4 ward, Myawady Township; Police Sergeant Min Zaw Win from Police quarters, No. 5 ward, Myawady Township; spoke about the huge challenge they had to face when Myanmar workers returned in large numbers from Thailand to Myanmar, general knowledge about health and understanding about COVID-19 of Myanmar migrant workers returning via Myawady, cooperation of Myanmar workers, the concerns of homecoming Myanmar migrant workers about future job opportunities and difficulties they are facing, need to issue health certificates after completion of the quarantine period, to give health educational briefings and health protection to drivers, safety from dangers for homecoming Myanmar migrant workers, the situation regarding measures being undertaken for security and rule of law, and the difficulties being faced by them. In response, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi provided an explanation of the measures being undertaken by the Union Government.
Afterwards, in her concluding remarks, the State Counsellor said that she was very happy to have the opportunity to have discussions in this manner. During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the need was more for individuals to be closer at the mind level, there was a need to be far from each other at the physical level. To be able to overcome the present challenge in the best possible way, all of us need to cooperate in unity with regards to the restrictions being placed out of necessity. If all of us are able to follow the rules and regulations, we would all be able to control the situation even if it were not possible to completely halt the uncontrollable spread of COVID-19.
That is why I believe that all the people would be able to individually work with a sense of duty for themselves, for their families, for their communities and for the country. — MNA (Translated by Kyaw Myaing)

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