Many Manipuris in Myanmar have lost their lives and we have personally known some of them, stated a joint release.
Mutua Museum, Imphal and Apunba Imagi Machasing (AIMS), Manipur, offered their condolences over the demise of many due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic in Myanmar and expressed solidarity with the people in the neighbouring country.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented globally-shared phenomenon with wide-ranging repercussions. It has disrupted lives and global economic growth across all countries and communities, stated a joint release.
Myanmar not only geographically shared a common border with Manipur, but it also shared ethnic, culture, religions and familial ties that existed in ancient times between the people of Myanmar and Manipur, it added.
“We are very concerned about the current situation of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Myanmar. The pandemic has spread with alarming speed in Myanmar. They are facing a catastrophic health crisis. And oxygen and other medical equipment are increasingly expensive and in short supply. The dead in Myanmar are piling up outside cemeteries”.
With great sadness of the coronavirus cases in Myanmar, many Manipuris have lost their lives, the release said and added that amongst them, we have personally known. We are deeply saddened by the loss that the victims’ families have encountered, and we pray for the speedy recovery of those who are suffering from the COVID-19, it added.
“We, on behalf of the Mutua Museum, Imphal and Apunba Imagi Machasing (AIMS), Manipur, would like to express our deepest sympathy, particularly to the bereaved families of dearly departed due to COVID-19 and our sincere condolences to the family members, friends, colleagues, close relatives, brothers and sisters who have lost a loved one. We would also like to share our great respect and appreciation for all medical professionals and frontline warriors working day and night to combat the virus. Please accept our sincerest condolences, and we are here for you”.