Colonel Nao Bo added that the group bought some vaccine doses and the rest was donated by China. But a spokesman for the General Investment Authority did not give a specific number.
On July 22, a batch of Sinopharm vaccine including 738,000 doses donated by China to Myanmar was brought to Yangon. Myanmar officials have said that residents along the border with China will prioritize receiving these vaccines.
This is the highest number of new daily infections since the end of January, and among the 57 cases, 15 were recorded in Ruili City, Yunnan Province, which borders Myanmar. According to the health authorities in Yunnan, 12 of them are Myanmar nationals.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the February 1 coup. The wave of Covid-19 infections in the country is also stressing the health system, which is understaffed due to a doctors’ strike.
Since the coup, conflicts between armed ethnic groups and the Myanmar military have flared up again. In May, the military launched air strikes on KIA, the group that has waged a decades-old insurgency in northern Myanmar. Kuwait’s intelligence agency told AFP that the group had shot down an armed helicopter during violent clashes in the far north of Myanmar.
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