YANGON (Xinhua): Myanmar's Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement has provided aid for street children from Mandalay and Yangon region during Covid-19 pandemic, an official from the ministry told Xinhua on Tuesday (Aug 4).
"Our ministry initiated the project in 12 Yangon townships and six in the Mandalay region to protect street children from Covid-19 by cooperating with development partners," U Swan Yi Ya, director of the vulnerable group section under the Rehabilitation Department said.
"Plans are underway to implement our project in Hpa-an and Myawady townships of Kayin State as well as Bago and Taungoo townships of Bago region," he said.
Under the plan, a total of 265 street children including their families from Yangon region and 200 households which have street children from Mandalay region were provided with 14 types of basic food items, he said.
Myanmar has reported 355 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with six deaths as of Tuesday, according to figures released by the Health and Sports Ministry.