Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi urged people to wear face masks as a way to prevent catching or spreading the COVID-19 virus as some positive cases were asymptomatic.
“Wearing a mask is a form of prevention by people themselves from contracting the COVID-19 virus as some people tested positive are unaware of the danger of this virus and there is a lack of awareness among the people about this virus,” the State Counsellor said in her video-conference.
The State Counsellor talked with Social Affairs Minister Dr. Zaw Win of Sagaing Region government, Kalaymyo 300-bed hospital medical superintendent Dr. Aung Myo Win and retired paediatrician Dr. Myint Myint Thein working as volunteer during a video conference and discussed prevention, control and treatment of the COVID-19 virus.
Sagaing Region government Social Affairs Minister Dr. Zaw Win said that currently there were seven COVID-19 confirmed cases in Sagaing Region, 10,177 people are being kept in home quarantine and over 24,400 people would be coming back from foreign countries.
In this video conference, the State Counsellor urged people to use homemade reusable cloth face masks as a habit every time when they went out from their home as some people could not afford to use single-use surgical masks.