The National League for Democracy said Wen was a senior adviser to the deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and died of COVID-19 after being infected in prison.
His party stated that Myanmar politician Nian Win was a senior adviser to the deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who died in hospital after contracting COVID-19 in prison because the Southeast Asian country is struggling to deal with the exponential increase in infection .
The National League for Democracy (NLD) said in a statement on Tuesday that 78-year-old Nyan Win was detained at Yongsheng Prison in Yangon after the military seized power on February 1 and was transferred to a hospital last week.
The National League for Democracy’s statement said: “We are committed to continuing to fight for our unfinished tasks, ending the country’s dictatorship and establishing a Federal League for Democracy,” the National League for Democracy statement said, and to a former Aung San Suu Kyi The family members of the lawyers and party spokespersons expressed their condolences.
The Myanmar military leaders also confirmed the news.
“U Nyan Win was found to have COVID symptoms on July 11 and was transferred to Yangon General Hospital… for treatment,” said Zaw Min Tun, a self-proclaimed spokesperson for the National Administrative Council of the military government.
“He passed away in the hospital at 9 o’clock this morning.”
Since the military seized power from the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 infection have fallen into chaos due to turmoil.
According to official media reports, according to the military-controlled Ministry of Health, about 1.6 million of the 54 million people have been vaccinated.
Myanmar’s “Global New Light” reported that about 750,000 doses of Chinese vaccines will arrive on Thursday, and more will follow in the next few days, as the ministry expects half of the population will be vaccinated this year.
The United Nations said in a report on Monday that it is stepping up its efforts to deal with the “astounding surge” of COVID-19 cases and expects that Myanmar will vaccinate 20% of the population through COVAX facilities this year.
The cost of the pandemic
The state-run MRTV TV station quoted the Ministry of Health as reporting that Myanmar recorded 281 COVID-19 deaths and 5,189 new infections on Monday.
However, medical staff and funeral service personnel said that the actual number of casualties was much higher than that of the military government, and the crematorium was overloaded.
To illustrate the spread of the coronavirus, China reported on Tuesday its highest daily number of new infections since January, mainly related to Chinese citizens returning from Myanmar to Yunnan Province.
The National Unity Government (NUG) Health Minister Zaw Wai Soe, established by the shadow government that opposes military rule, was quoted by the US-funded RFA (Radio Free Asia) website as saying that as many as 400,000 people were killed if quick action was not taken to slow down the infection. It may be lost.
Critics of the military also said that it caused the loss of life because it restricted some private oxygen suppliers in the name of stopping hoarding.