A new shipment of 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, together with 13 million hypodermic syringes and two mobile nucleic acid test vehicles donated by the Chinese government arrived in Yangon, Myanmar on May 29.
Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai and Health Minister of Myanmar Thet Khaing Win attended the handover ceremony at the Yangon International Airport.
Chen said that since the outbreak of COVID-19, China and Myanmar have supported each other and carried out cooperation in anti-COVID-19 fight. In addition to providing several shipments of vaccines and liquid oxygen to Myanmar, China has also helped Myanmar in filling and packing COVID-19 vaccines to boost the country's vaccination rate.
China is also continuing to promote the construction of a center for disease control and prevention as well as a training center for medical professionals in Myanmar despite difficulties. The two sides have signed an exchange of letters for the establishment of an animal disease laboratory project for Myanmar and planed to carry out a project to eliminate malaria in the border area between China and Myanmar.
China adheres to the "dynamic zero-COVID" policy, which is a responsible move for both the Chinese people and the world. China will continue to work together with Myanmar in the joint prevention and control of COVID-19 along the China-Myanmar border, further restore the smooth flow of border trade and serve the economic and livelihood needs of both countries.
Thet thanked China for donating a great deal of medical supplies to Myanmar, saying that the currently-donated vaccines will be mainly used for vaccination of children and the two mobile nucleic acid test vehicles will be used for border pandemic prevention and control to accelerate recovery of trade and logistics in border areas.