Digital Desk, Yangon. Myanmar on Monday reopened all basic education schools, including private schools and Buddhist monastic schools, amid a drop in the country’s daily COVID-19 infections. According to the announcement of the Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Kovid-19, based on an analysis of the test positive rate per 100,000 people in the last 14 days in schools in 46 townships in nine regions and states, Xinhua news agency reported. The reopening order will be withdrawn.
Schools in the Yangon region saw fewer students on Monday, the first day after reopening. As part of anti-epidemic measures, the authorities had closed all schools since early July. The health ministry is offering doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to middle and high school students over the age of 12 from October 12. According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health, Myanmar has so far reported 500,073 COVID-19 cases and 18,697 deaths. The country detected its first two confirmed cases on March 23 last year.