JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The coup that removed an elected government and reimposed military control in Myanmar has raised even more uncertainty about a fragile peace process aimed at ending decades of conflict between the military, armed ethnic groups and militias. Over 20 ethnic groups have been fighting the military over control of predominantly ethnic-minority borderland areas. They want more regional autonomy, while the military and militias aligned with it have fought for centralized power. Negotiations spearheaded by Aung San Suu Kyi have brought some progress, though fighting still has continued. Now, the military coup and the detainment of Suu Kyi and other elected officials have sparked criticism and concern the peace process could break down.
“We need quarantine centers like thisto ensure proper social distancing. We are expecting more OFW arrivals,” saidTreñas. Friday last week, April 17, 15personnel of the Philippine Army’s 552nd Engineer Construction Battalion and53rd Engineering Brigade came over to help prepare the hospital as quarantinefacility. Returning overseas Filipino workers(OFWs, land-based or sea-based) will also be quarantined in this facility. St. Therese-MTCC Hospital canaccommodate up to 45 persons for quarantine. ILOILO City – St. Therese-MTCC Hospitalis being readied as this city’s quarantine facility for mild and asymptomaticcases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. ILOILO CITY GOVERNMENT The City Health Office will manage thequarantine facility. The city government will shoulder the electricity and theneeds of persons to be quarantined, said Treñas. Fifty-one of these OFWs were residentsof this city./PN He also said he would be askingprivate doctors to help the facility. Treñas said her sister-in-law, Ma.Teresa Sebastian-Sarabia, offered her hospital as quarantine facility. A few weeks ago, the Office of CivilDefense (OCD) Region 6 designated John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime Universityin Arevalo district as quarantine facility for some 150 Ilonggo OFWs strandedin Metro Manila.