As of 8 PM, 24 Jan, a total of 18,706 samples were tested and found more 476 new cases and 17 deaths. MoHS has reported 137,574 of total confirmed cases including 121,558 discharged, and 3,062 deaths.
Nearly 1,000 locals in Belin township, Mon state protested for the first time on Jan 24 against building military bases near and within the villages, according to locals.
Health workers in Myanmar will be vaccinated against Covid-19 starting from Jan 27 as part of the initial phase, said an official from the Central Epidemiology Unit.
Myanmar Cartoonists Association is organizing a fundraiser to purchase Covid-19 vaccines, according to chairman U Win Aung, Myanmar Cartoonists Association.
People with pre-existing health conditions including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer should receive Covid-19 vaccination because it could be risky if they become infected with Covid-19, according to the Ministry of Health and Sport.
The government will soon provide 56.0766 billion kyats for additional 2,011,095 households who did not have access to the 4th Covid-relief funding program, said U Min Thu, minister for the Union Government Office.
The Ministry of Health and Sport warned that the infection rate will rise again if people do not comply with the Covid-19 health guidelines, despite there being low infection cases currently.
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