The regime claims the spread is under control and the cases of the latest COVID-19 variant have almost all come from abroad and it is not spreading domestically.
The country is in need of workers as the economy opens up, but is concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and trafficking of migrants from Myanmar.
The crisis in the country has been the main item on the agenda during a tour of the region by a State Department delegation led by Derek Chollet.
The regime is pushing to reopen schools after they were closed when the deadly third wave of coronavirus swept the country in July.
Coronavirus cases are surging in Kayah State, where over half the population has been displaced by fighting between junta forces and Karenni resistance groups.
The military regime has previously said that all ethnic armed organizations will receive jabs.
The regime’s Health Ministry said efforts to study the source of the pandemic ‘should not blame or put political pressure on other countries’.
The People’s Defense Forces say troops are retreating after raiding villages in Sagaing and Magwe regions because of coronavirus and hunger.
National Unity Government is set to receive six million vaccine doses from the UN’s COVAX program.
Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Thet and Dr. Thet Htay had been treating coronavirus patients in Mandalay before their abductions in July.