Former Myanmar coronavirus vaccination programme chief arrested

The former head of Myanmar’s COVID-19 immunisation programme has been arrested and faces charges of high treason for colluding with opponents of the military authorities, state media reported on Monday. Myanmar’s healthcare system and coronavirus prevention measures have collapsed since the army seized power on February 1 and overthrew elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi,… Read More Former Myanmar coronavirus vaccination programme chief arrested

Myanmar begins coronavirus vaccination with healthcare workers

Myanmar launched a COVID-19 vaccination programme on Wednesday, with healthcare staff and volunteer medical workers the first to receive shots of the AstraZeneca and Oxford University vaccine donated by neighbouring India. The Southeast Asian country managed to contain the number of COVID-19 cases early in the pandemic, but is now fighting a second wave, recording… Read More Myanmar begins coronavirus vaccination with healthcare workers