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Myanmar: COVID-19 Situation Report No. 06 (29 June 2020)

Countries: Bangladesh, China, Myanmar, Thailand Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs This report is produced by OCHA Myanmar covering the period of 1 -29 June, in collaboration with Inter-Cluster Coordination Group, the Maungdaw Inter Agency Group and wider humanitarian partners. HIGHLIGHTS Twelve cases confirmed in Rakhine State with one local transmission from a known contact in Buthidaung Township and eight among people with travel history in Bangladesh. Limited local transmission with majority of cases confirmed among returning migrants. No cases have been reported in camps for internally displaced people (IDP) or displacement sites. A total of 293 cases, six fatalities and 215 recoveries have been confirmed across the country. More than 111,600 migrant workers have returned, including 71,735 from Thailand since March, per the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Four humanitarian flights arrived in Myanmar in June, carrying sets of protective items, medical supplies as well as humanitarian and relief personnel. Nearly 1,000 schools in conflict-affected areas used as quarantine facilities are disinfected and being prepared for classes as Government plans to reopen schools in mid-July. Preparedness and response activities across camps and displacement sites, as well as in quarantine centers, continue by government and humanitarian actors. The Addendum to the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) has been revised, with a total of 915,000 people targeted and financial requirements of US$275.3 million. A total of US$54 million has been contributed to the 2020 HRP, including $15 million to the COVID-19 Addendum FTS.

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