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May 27, 2020

Tatmadaw holds second coord meeting on COVID-19

The second coordination meeting to protect, treat and provide other necessary services to the public, Tatmadaw personnel and families regarding COVID-19 was held at the office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing chairs the second coordination meeting to protect, treat and provide other necessary services to the public, Tatmadaw personnel and families regarding COVID-19.  Photo: C-in-C Defence Services
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing chairs the second coordination meeting to protect, treat and provide other necessary services to the public, Tatmadaw personnel and families regarding COVID-19.  Photo: C-in-C Defence Services

Present at the meeting were Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice Senior General Soe Win, Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win, Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy, Air) General Mya Tun Oo, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw, and Tatmadaw officers.
The Senior General first delivered a speech. The meeting then discussed preparations to test people suspected of COVID-19, quarantined persons and accommodation arrangements, treating emergency patients and virus-positive patients in Tatmadaw hospital and other buildings, and acquiring necessary medical supplies. The Senior General replied to the discussion and delivered the closing speech.
There are currently no COVID-19 positive patients in the Tatmadaw. There is one Tatmadaw men in hospital isolation, two dependents, 14 Tatmadaw men in hospital quarantine, 14 dependents, 161 Tatmadaw men in home quarantines, 88 dependents, 44 Tatmadaw men facility quarantine, 55 dependents.
As of 8 April, there are 132 civilians for facility quarantine in Yangon, 242 in Nay Pyi Taw and they are all in stable health conditions, according to news released by the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services office.— MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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