Myanmar bishops meet to plan against spread of COVID-19

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar held a meeting in Yangon on March 30 to make plans to help fight the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar held a meeting in Yangon on March 30 to make plans to help fight the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The meeting discussed strategies how to inform the public about the disease, including the use of the online platform of Radio Veritas Asia and the various social communication ministries of the church.

The church leaders have earlier issued guidelines to parishes, encouraging members of the clergy and the faithful to coordinate with Ministry of Health in designating quarantine centers.

Volunteer doctors, nurses, priests, religious brothers, and nuns have been reminded to be always guided by the instructions released by the church leaders.

Karuna Myanmar Social Service, Karuna Social Services and the Catholic Religious Conference of Myanmar were also reminded to comply with the guidelines from the Ministry of Health. - Raymond Kyaw Aung