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Myanmar: WHO officials are driving a UN car while collecting samples to detect the deadly Covid-19 virus Gun attacks in Myanmar's Rakhine state, Reuters news agency Reuters reported.
UN officials in Myanmar said dozens of civilians were killed during the fighting. Between the Burmese military and the Arakan ethnic armed group, Arakan has been on the rise in recent weeks.
Both sides blamed each other for the death of driver of the World Health Organization on Monday, April 20. . Both the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army deny any involvement.
Brigadier General Tun Tun Nyi, Myanmar's military spokesman, said the military had no reason to attack his vehicle. The United Nations.
"They (victims) are working for us for our country," he told Reuters. We are responsible for that.
According to a Facebook post posted on the evening of April 20, the 28-year-old driver of the car was arrested. Seen traveling from Sittwe to Rangoon, carrying a sample to Covid-19 at the Ministry of Health . As he approached a military checkpoint in Minbya district, he was attacked by gunmen, without knowing who the shooter was. That also injured another government employee. Both victims were taken to hospital, but unfortunately, WHO officials have died. At 1 am, the 21st of April.
Countries including the United Kingdom and the United States have called for an end to fighting in Myanmar. During the spread of the virus. More than 80 attacks, four deaths, are reported to be ongoing in the country.
Arakanese army, a minority Buddhist who has stepped up its campaign for self-control over the last two years It announced a one-month ceasefire, but this was rejected by the Burmese government.