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Myanmar grapples with second Covid-19 wave

Church services and religious gatherings are suspended again to contain a surge in infections

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Myanmar grapples with second Covid-19 wave

Workers build temporary shelters for coronavirus-related cases on a football pitch in Yangon on Sept. 15. (Photo: AFP)

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Just 10 days after a locally transmitted case of Covid-19 was detected in Rakhine, a Myanmar bishop has stepped up to issue guidelines to tackle a second wave of the contagion.

“Be aware of Covid-19 that rapidly changes its structure. Factories and workshops are closed due to its transmission,” said Bishop John Hsane Hgyi of Pathein.

Offering guidelines to clergy and followers, the bishop urged people to wear face masks, avoid gatherings and maintain social distancing of six feet. He also urged people to eat healthy food, exercise, meditate and pray to fight the virus.

On Sept. 11, residents in Yangon used pieces of wood to make barricades around neighborhoods in an effort to prevent the virus spreading.

Myanmar has been grappling with a second wave of infections as cases have spiked across the country after the first local transmission was reported in Rakhine state on Aug. 16. Since then, the number of infections has quadrupled after weeks with no local transmissions.

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