"Since the end of June this year, the situation of COVID-19 has been deteriorating rapidly in Myanmar with the surging number of patients and hundreds of deaths per day," said the japanese Foreign Ministry in a press release on Wednesday.
"Under such circumstances, there is an urgent need to immediately provide oxygen concentrators for the necessary treatment of the people of Myanmar," the Ministry stated.
Through this assistance in collaboration with UNOPS, the Japanese Government will directly support the people of Myanmar by providing health care facilities in Yangon Region with oxygen concentrators necessary for the treatment of covid-19 patients.
In addition to this, it will soon grant 14 ambulances to health care facilities in different areas of Myanmar that treat covid-19 patients.
These ambulances will be used for emergency transport of patients suffering from covid-19.