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Church raises cash to help Myanmar's Covid-19 hot spots

Clergy approach funding agencies from abroad as well as dioceses and parishes across the country

Church raises cash to help Myanmar's Covid-19 hot spots

Karuna Myanmar Social Solidarity provides equipment and protective items to a government-run hospital in Yangon in September. (Photo: KMSS-Yangon)

While Covid-19 cases and the death toll have surged in Myanmar, Catholic officials have stepped up fundraising from abroad and within the country to help the nation’s battle against the second wave.

They have also offered church-run facilities to the Yangon regional government to serve as quarantine centers as at least 1,000 cases have been found in the commercial city.

To show solidarity with people who are in urgent need after being impacted by the pandemic's second wave, church officials held a meeting in late September and agreed to collect funds from inside and outside the country.

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They have approached funding agencies from abroad as well as dioceses and parishes across the country.

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