Myanmar could become Covid ‘super-spreader’ state, says UN expert

Posted by on July 28, 2021 9:43 am
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Special rapporteur urges security council to call for ceasefire amid fears Covid will spread across wider region

Myanmar is at risk of becoming a super-spreader Covid state that fuels outbreaks across the region, the UN special rapporteur for the country has warned as he urged the security council to call for a ceasefire.

The south-east Asian country is facing its most severe outbreak yet, on top of a deep political and economic crisis brought about by the military coup in February. Its vaccination programme has ground to a standstill, testing has collapsed, and government hospitals are barely functioning.

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