Mosques in Myanmar ready to turn into corona-care facilities

24th March, 2020

A Mosque in eastern Shan State

-Mosques and other Islamic places in Myanmar are ready to turn into corona-care facilities if it is needed – a Muslim leader told to local media 7Days News when country is preparing to deal with global outbreak after being reported first two positive cases on Monday.

“We have an open prayer field in Ahlone Township (in Yangon) and many others. We are willing to help converting our religious places to field hospitals if it is necessary to the public”, said Al-Haj U Tin Maung Than -General Secretary of Islamic Religious Affairs Council of Union of Myanmar.

National Islamic Organization of Myanmar has a plan to manage Muslim-owned hotels and buildings to be able to use in fighting COVID-19 pandemic, he added.

He also said that Muslim community is ready support medical aids to Ministry of Health and Sports.

“In Muslim community, we have some medical supplies distributors. They are going to help by any means such as medicines, medical accessories or financial aid. We also urged Muslims living across the country to cooperate and participate in the preventive measures in their respective areas.”

News Ref – 7Days News

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