SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 5 August 2021, Thursday |

Myanmar military says to ramp up oxygen supply as COVID-19 cases surge

Myanmar’s military authorities will ramp up oxygen supply to ensure that oxygen plants operate at full capacity to help treat COVID-19 patients, an army spokesman said on Monday.

Covid-19 cases in the Southeast Asian country hit record highs.

Zaw Min Tun told a news conference that vaccinations would be extended to those below the age of 18. He said Myanmar had an agreement with Russia for the production of five million vaccine doses a year.