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WHO appreciates India for helping Myanmar deal COVID-19 pandemic Myanmar-India
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WHO appreciates India for helping Myanmar deal COVID-19 pandemic

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Oct 2020, 12:35 pm

Nay Pyi Taw: World Health Organisation representative in Myanmar has praised India for its role in assisting the neighbouring nation in dealing COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Stephen Paul Jost, while speaking to Ravindera Jain, an Indian journalist based in Yangon, shared his perspective over the current coronavirus situation and vaccine possibility to break the chain of the virus, reports ANI.

Jost appreciated India for donating antiviral medicine Remdesivir.

He was quoted as saying by ANI, "India has been supporting Myanmar. There have been 3000 vials of antiviral drugs made available. It's called Remdesivir, through a recent visit by the Foreign Secretary of India, and this is also much appreciated and also other supports that are there."

He added, "As have other countries, Singapore for instance, through the Foreign Minister has recently made available 25,000 PCR-based test kits and one million masks and two hundred thousand bottles of sanitizers. As have other countries that have contributed, the United Nations family has also contributed a great deal and WHO within but there are many other agencies also UNICEF, WFP, UNOX, UNHCR and many have been helping."