Myanmar

WFP Myanmar COVID-19 Situation Report #03, 27 April 2020

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Highlights

• WFP continues its emergency food and nutrition assistance to 7,500 migrant returnees in quarantine centres, at the request of local authorities.

• WFP is introducing remote monitoring in its operational areas to track the food and nutrition security situation of WFP-supported beneficiaries.

• WFP is chartering a series of flights connecting Yangon to Kuala Lumpur for humanitarian workers and cargo.

• WFP is promoting the use of its newly established Consolidation Hub in Guangzhou, China to humanitarian partners for storing and forwarding COVID-19 related humanitarian cargo.

Situation

• According to the Ministry of Health and Sports, there are 146 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Myanmar as of 27 April, including five deaths.

• To contain the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Myanmar has issued a nationwide order that restricts gatherings of five or more people. A curfew order has also been imposed until further notice in nine out of 14 states and regions in Myanmar, including the capital Nay Pyi Taw and the commercial hub Yangon.

• WFP market price monitoring in early April shows that:

  • Overall, the average retail price of rice increased compared to March. Areas with notable price increases included the southeast (14%), Shan (12%) and Rakhine (9%).

  • Rice shortages were reported in Maungdaw Township in northern Rakhine and Kutkai Township in northern Shan