THE World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday announced the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity that will support the organization's efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges.
The Working Committee for Preventing Grave Violations against Children in Armed Conflicts held their sixth meeting online yesterday.
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe, in his capacity as Secretary-2 of the National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), accepted donations for the cause against COVID-19 at his ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is implementing action plans for the inclusiveness of people living with disabilities in awareness campaigns and support provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Social Security Board has been operating in line with the Ministry of Health and Sports’ notifications and directives to protect and treat COVID-19 in factories, workshops, and workplaces. The SSB has instructed insured workers under quarantine to have the period marked as sick leave, for insured pregnant mothers to have 8 weeks to 26 weeks off as sick leave at a time, and can withdraw 60 per cent of monthly fees put into the employment injury benefit fund.
Pyithu Hluttaw posed questions to the relevant ministries and tabled a proposal on the 5th-day of 16th regular meeting yesterday.
The second Amyotha Hluttaw convened the 5th-day meeting of its 16th regular session yesterday, with queries of MP to the ministries of Home Affairs and Education.
The Ministry of Health and Sports issues this order in line with the provisions granted to it by Article 21-(b) of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law:
1. The Ministry of Health and Sports is implementing action plans to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a timely manner and announced for 10 townships in Yangon Region and 1 township in Sagaing Region, a total of 11 townships, to have its residents stay at home.
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held its 6th-day meeting of the 16th regular session yesterday, with the topics on getting international loans and signing a memorandum of understanding to initiate the 8th round of relaxing ASEAN financial services.