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COVID-19 Latest News

COVID-19 Latest News

COVID-19 Latest News

COVID-19 REPORT ON DISEASE CONTROL (15-3-2020, 8:00PM)

1. The Ministry of Health and Sports has undertaken international monitoring, monitoring of the current epidemic of COVID-19 in the world. At the checkpoint Hospital based Through public-based monitoring; We are working in partnership with private hospitals.

2. In doing so, on 14-3-2020, From 6:00 pm to 15-3-2020 pm There were eight new patients on the watch until 6:00 pm. (Table 1)

3. Of the eight patients monitored, the laboratory results of the two patients and three of the remaining four patients were recorded yesterday. A total of five laboratory results will be presented in Table 2. The other seven patients are scheduled to be sent for further testing and will receive a timely update if they receive any results.

4. According to tests at National Institutes of Health (Yangon) on 15 th, 2020, The results of the five patients undergoing intensive care in the respective hospitals from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm showed that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was not detected. (Table 2)

5. Myanmar, Germany, Myanmar A 35-year-old woman who returned to Yangon International Airport and a 50-year-old male and a 64-year-old male from France. A total of three Myanmar nationals suffered from fever and other respiratory symptoms. Although they have no close contact with the COVID-19 diagnostic patient, they have been referred to a specialist hospital for high-risk countries, and have been referred to a specialist hospital for a 14-day quarantine and monitored by a Hospital Quarantine.

6 Five Burmese nationals from Vijay Hospital (Vijay) were hospitalized on 15-3-2020, and five Myanmar nationals in the laboratory were assessed for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus infection.

7 Today, the date is 15-3-2020. At 7:00 pm, seven patients underwent a surgical procedure in the respective hospital.

8 There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Myanmar as of 15-3-2020, but surveillance services are being accelerated. At present, the virus is spreading in the 136 countries, including the People’s Republic of China and some neighboring countries, and the public is urging people to follow the health information provided by the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Source: MOHS

COVID-19: UNWTO CALLS ON TOURISM TO BE PART OF RECOVERY PLANS

  • Tourism faces up to the COVID-19 challenge and public health is paramount due to the fundamental people-to-people nature of the sector.
  • A cross-cutting economic activity unlike any other, and an integral part of the Sustainable Development agenda, tourism will play a key role in future recovery efforts.
  • UNWTO calls on governments, international organizations and donor agencies to include tourism as a priority in recovery plans and actions.
  • The World Health Organization continues to advise against the application of travel or trade restrictions to countries experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks.

In an update on the sector’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) offers a first assessment pointing to a decrease in international arrivals and receipts in 2020. Public health measures need to be implemented in ways that minimize any unnecessary disruption to travel and trade. Since the start of the outbreak, UNWTO has been working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure this is the case.

UNWTO has revised its 2020 prospects for international tourist arrivals to a negative growth of 1% to 3%, translating into an estimated loss of US$ 30 to 50 billion in international tourism receipts. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, UNWTO predicted a positive growth of 3% to 4% for this year.

This first assessment expects that Asia and the Pacific will be the worst affected region, with an anticipated fall in arrivals of 9% to 12%. Estimates for other world regions are currently premature in view of the rapidly evolving situation. UNWTO underscores that any estimate must be treated with caution and is likely to be updated.

Preparing for recovery

UNWTO calls for financial and political support for recovery measures aimed at tourism, and to include support for the sector in the wider recovery plans and actions of affected economies.

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak will be felt across the whole tourism value chain. UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili furthermore stresses that “small and medium sized enterprises make up around 80% of the tourism sector and are particularly exposed with millions of livelihoods across the world, including within vulnerable communities, relying on tourism”.

Political and financial commitments are key to ensure that tourism can lead wider economic and social recovery, as proven in past disruptions on the back of the highly resilient nature of the sector and its ability to bounce back strongly.

In recent decades, tourism has come of age, and is now firmly established as an important contributor to sustainable development, economic growth, employment and international understanding. As the UN agency responsible for tourism and sustainable development, UNWTO stands ready to provide guidance and support for recovery measures of its members, the private and public tourism sector, including organizers of tourism events and fairs.

 

Source:UNWTO News

UNWTO AND WHO AGREE TO FURTHER COOPERATION IN COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili led a high- delegation to the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva to further advance the two agencies’ coordinated response to the worldwide Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed the delegation to Geneva and thanked UNWTO for its close collaboration since the very start of the ongoing public health emergency. On the back of the productive meetings, the heads of both United Nations agencies stressed the need to include the following guiding principles:

  • The importance of international cooperation and responsible leadership at this critical time,
  • The solidarity of the tourism sector and of individual tourists, as well as the responsibility both have for helping minimize the spread and impact of COVID-19
  • The key role tourism can play in both containing the COVID-19 outbreak and in leading future response efforts

UNWTO Secretary-General Pololikashvili said: “The COVID-19 outbreak is first and foremost a public health issue. UNWTO is following the lead of WHO, with whom we have enjoyed an excellent working relationship from day one. This meeting reaffirmed the importance of strong cooperation and international solidarity and I welcome the Director-General’s recognition of the role tourism can play both now and in the future.”

Proportionate Response

Mr. Pololikashvili and Dr Tedros confirmed the two UN agencies’ commitment to ensuring any response to COVID-19 is proportionate, measured and based on the latest public health recommendations.

Mr. Pololikashvili added that the tourism value chain touches upon every part of society. This makes tourism uniquely placed to promote solidarity, collaboration and concrete action across borders in these challenging times and also ideally positioned to once again drive future recovery.

Responsible Communications

At the same time, the heads of UNWTO and WHO called for responsible communications and reporting of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. The UN agencies stress the importance of ensuring all communications and actions are evidence-based so as to avoid stigmatizing sections of society and spreading panic.

Next Steps

UNWTO and WHO will liaise with UNWTO Members, as well as with the Chairs of all the UNWTO Regional Commissions and the Chair of the Executive Council to further advance tourism’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

UNWTO will also communicate with other UN bodies, including ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and the IMO (International Maritime Organization), and with IATA (International Air Transport Association) and with key sector stakeholders to ensure tourism’s response is coordinated and consistent.

Source: UNWTO