International community urged to help Myanmar with more vaccination supplies, says IFRC

Tear gas and fire extinguisher gas float around protesters as they take shelter behind shields while clashing with riot police officers during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 1, 2021. - Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 (Bernama): The international community should help Myanmar in getting more vaccine supplies for the country to ramp up its vaccination drive, as COovid-19 cases and deaths continue to soar daily across the country.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)’s Head of Delegation in Myanmar, Joy Singhal told Bernama the Covid-19 situation in the country has been made worse by the overstretched health system and ongoing civil unrest.

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