Bangkok ● Thu, August 5 2021
Regional experts are urging neighboring countries and international organizations to adopt China's strategy of providing vaccines directly to groups of people that need it to halt the spread of highly transmissible variants, which could turn Myanmar into the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daw Zin Mar Aung, the foreign minister in the National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar, quoted health experts predicting that the coronavirus outbreak in Myanmar had not yet reached its peak and that "the worst is yet to come".
Executive director Emma Leslie of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, based in Phnom Penh, called for a "pragmatic and coordinated approach", as some 1,000 people in Myanmar were dying each day and 37 percent of 15,000 daily tests were producing positive results.
"I can only underline the gr…
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