Myanmar receives over 12.38 mln jabs of COVID-19 vaccine till 23 Oct

A total of over 12.38 million jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine has been administered in Myanmar till 23 October, according to the Ministry of Health. As of 23 October, there were 5.7 million people who had received two doses of the vaccine and 6.68 million people who had received one dose, over 12.38 million in total, according to the Ministry. Fifty per cent of the total population is expected to get vaccinated at the end of this year. The country has already received 18 million doses of vaccines till 23 October, including two million doses of the Covishield vaccine, 14 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine and two million doses of Sinovac vaccine.

Myanmar has also accepted over six million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from China, India and Russia, according to the Ministry. Further, Myanmar has already purchased 24 million Sinopharm vaccines from China under the contract system. As soon as the vaccine arrives, Myanmar will offer vaccines to 12 million people aged between 40 and 64. The country has been administering vaccinations since January 2021, using the China-made Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines, across the country.

World Health Organization already allows China-made Sinopharm and Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines for use in emergency cases. The WHO also recommended that above aged 18 people can get two kinds of Sinopharm and Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines. Besides, efforts are being made to increase the number of vaccines available and coordinate the purchase of vaccines. Since 14 September, the target groups are being vaccinated for the first time with the COVID-19 vaccine. The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths globally slightly decreased by 10 per cent each in last week, according to the WHO’s weekly report on COVID-19 released on 28 September.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar


Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Health

Order No 465/2021

7th Waning of Thadingyut 1383 ME
27 October 2021

The Ministry of Health hereby announced the order by exercising the authority stipulated in Sub-Section (b) of Section 21 of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law.

  1. The Ministry of Health has taken preventive measures against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in real-time. Therefore, the orders were issued for the people from some townships of Nay Pyi Taw, regions and states to stay at home in order to more effectively control the infection of the pandemic.
  2. However, as the people from these townships exactly abide by the disciplines of preventing the COVID-19, further finding of confirmed patients within 14 days, declining of group-wise infection among the patients, emphasis of the relevant governments, organizations and people on raising the health awareness during the stay-at-home period, further finding of confirmed patients and contact persons in laboratory tests within 14 days, and active participation of township administrative bodies, health staff, those from related departments and organizations and volunteers as well as the people in the prevention and control of the pandemic were seen.
  3. Hence, the people residing in the townships of the following regions and states were removed from the Stay-at-Home programme as of 4 am on 28-10-2021.
    (a) Chin State
    (1) Tonzang Township
    (b) Sagaing Region
    (1) Homalin Township
    (c) Bago Region
    (1) Toungoo Township
    (2) Kyauktaga Township
    (3) Nyaunglebin Township
    (4) Waw Township
    (5) Minhla Township
    (6) Letpadan Township
    (7) Thayawady Township
    (8) Okpo Township
    (d) Magway Region
    (1) Pwintbyu Township
    (e) Mandalay Region
    (1) Chanmyathazi Township
    (2) Chanayethazan Township
    (3) Pyigyitagun Township
    (4) Maha Aungmye Township
    (5) Aungmyaythazan Township
    (6) Patheingyi Township
    (7) Amarapura Township
    (8) Myingyan Township
    (9) Pyawbwe Township
    (10) Yamethin Township
    (f) Mon State
    (1) Thaton Township
    (g) Yangon Region
    (1) Taikkyi Township
    (2) Mingaladon Township
    (3) Shwepyitha Township
    (4) Hlinethaya Township
    (5) Insein Township
    (6) Tamway Township
    (7) South Okkalapa Township
    (8) Dagon Myothit (North) Township
    (9) Mingala Taungnyunt Township
    (10) North Okkalapa Township
    (11) Yankin Township
    (12) Thakayta Township
    (13) Thingangyun Township
    (14) Kayan Township
    (15) Kamayut Township
    (16) Kyimyindine Township
    (17) Sangyoung Township
    (18) Bahan Township
    (19) Mayangon Township
    (20) Hline Township
    (h) Ayeyawady Region
    (1) Bogale Township
    (2) Hinthada Township
  4. The people must strictly abide by the disciplines related to the prevention and control of the COVID-19 issued by the Ministry of Health after removing these townships from the list of stay-at-home programmes.

Dr Thet Khine Win
Union Minister

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar