Myanmar: COVID-19 Situation Report No. 07 (10 August 2020)

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country remains low – a total of 360 cases, six fatalities and 312 recoveries so far- with most new cases reported among returning migrants. No cases have been reported in camps or sites for internally displaced people (IDP).
  • Sixteen COVID-19 cases have been confirmed across Rakhine, with two local transmissions in Buthidaung and Kyauktaw townships; others have recent travel histories.
  • Close to 142,000 migrant workers have returned since March, including 97,342 from Thailand, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
  • Six humanitarian flights arrived in Myanmar during the reporting period, carrying supplies and relief personnel.
  • Government has budgeted 2 billion kyat (approximately US$1,470,318) for prevention measures against COVID19 in displacement sites.
  • Government and humanitarian actors continue prevention, response preparedness and response activities in camps and displacement sites, as well as in quarantine centers.
  • The Addendum to the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) has been revised; the HRP now targets 915,000 people, including 60,000 returning migrants, for the period April-December 2020 and financial requirements stand at US$275.3 million.
  • The 2020 Myanmar HRP is currently 36 per cent funded. Contributions amount to US$99 million; 39 per cent of the total funding received ($23 million) is for activities in the COVID-19 Addendum – FTS.

 

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Posted in Health August 10, 2020

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