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.
Eight people sheltering in IDP camps along the Thai-Myanmar border have been infected with coronavirus.
Myanmar nationals are being vaccinated for free by the Thai authorities after the border town recorded a high number of coronavirus infections in July.
The country’s coup leader recently said his regime would be “broke” if it had to buy vaccines overseas for more than 50 million people.
The junta has received over 400,000 doses from the Chinese, Indian and Russian armed forces with more to come.
Leading figures have recently died from coronavirus or other health issues as Myanmar’s hospitals flounder under military rule.
The pair are healthy and likely to have been vaccinated, but have spent a few days in a hospital to be tested and close to doctors ‘just in case’, a military source said.
Myanmar’s Chinese Chamber of Commerce will offer jabs for 50,000 Kyats per person.
Dr. Maung Maung Nyein Tun was arrested with his wife on June 13 and charged for refusing to work with the regime and having alleged ties to the National Unity Government.
Despite harassment by regime, stores and faith groups are offering local residents steeply discounted food and medical supplies as COVID, coup leave many destitute.