YANGON, Sept 11 (Xinhua): A handover ceremony of 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines donated by China was held at the Myanmar's Yangon International Airport this week.
Speaking at the ceremony, Zheng Zhihong, minister counselor of the Chinese Embassy to Myanmar, said China has so far provided Myanmar with 53 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, a solid guarantee for the health of the people of Myanmar and a demonstration of the spirit of building a China-Myanmar community with a shared future.
Tun Min, deputy director-general of Yangon Regional Health Department, said Myanmar has received large amounts of assistance from China in the fight against Covid-19, including test kits, vaccines, medical supplies and medical equipment, reflecting the close cooperation between Myanmar and China.
Myanmar has already vaccinated more than 36.8 million people, or roughly over 66 percent of its total population, for Covid-19 as of Sept. 6, the health ministry's data showed.
Recently, the country has been faced with an increase in daily cases whereas the majority of the cases are domestically transmitted. The daily positivity rate is 2.43 percent.
On Saturday, the country reported 262 new cases of Covid-19 but no more related deaths.
The Southeast Asian country detected its first Covid-19 cases in March 2020. - Xinhua