YANGON, Nov 30 (Xinhua): Myanmar plans to vaccinate 50 per cent of the target group by the end of December this year, state media reported on Tuesday.
Health Minister Thet Khaing Win said at a recent meeting with health workers that more than 17 million people which is 50 percent of the target group over the age of 18 are estimated to be inoculated against Covid-19 at least once by the end of this year, according to the report.
Covid-19 outbreak surveillance is being strengthened to prevent the new Covid-19 variant from entering the borders, the minister said, adding that preparations for the next wave should be made on the experience gained as the third wave of Covid-19 is under control to an extent.
According to latest figures by the ministry, over 11.6 million people have been fully vaccinated while over 4.8 million people have received the first jab of COVID-19 vaccines as of Nov. 27.
As of Monday, Myanmar reported 521,931 Covid-19 infections with 19,097 deaths, the ministry's data showed.
The number of Covid-19 infections has risen to 521,931 with 19,097 deaths in Myanmar on Monday, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.
The country reported 370 new Covid-19 cases with daily test positivity rate of 1.85 percent and nine more deaths in the past 24 hours, the release said.
A total of 496,660 patients have been discharged from hospitals and over 5.56 million samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far.
Myanmar detected its first two Covid-19 positive cases on March 23 last year. - Xinhua