Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Myanmar and total now stands at 448,158

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YANGON, Sept 21 (Eleven Media Group/ANN): The number of Covid-19 cases in Myanmar has risen to 448,158 on Monday after 1,585 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.

Another 56 new deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 17,129 in the country as of Monday, the release said.

A total of 400,168 patients have been discharged from hospitals and over 4.12 million samples have been tested so far, according to the ministry's figures.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Heath reported that 3.471 million of Myanmar people already have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as being of September 18th.

The report also said that Myanmar had signed an agreement with China aiming to purchase 24 million of Sinopharm vaccines. If the Sinopharm Covid-19 jab will arrive in Myanmar, the government will be offering the Sinopharm vaccine to 12 million populations aged between 40 and 64.

Yangon Region started Covid-19 vaccinations for the 55-64 age group on September 18th with the use of China-made Sinopharm vaccine.

Besidesn that, two million of Covid-19 vaccines being purchased from Russia will be arriving in Myanmar this month.

Myanmar launched Covid-19 vaccination programme since the beginning of January.

World Health Organisation already allows China-made Sinopharm and Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines for use of emergency case. The WHO also recommended that above aged 18 people can get two kinds of Sinopharm and Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines. - Eleven Media Group/ANN

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