A 26-year old Myanmar citizen who recently made his way back home from the UK to Myanmar, transited at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand, tested positive for COVID-19 – reported  the Ministry of Health and Sports at 1:00 AM on 25 March 2020.

The man had fever and cough on 23 March 2020 and was transferred to Insein General Hospital for isolation and has been watched as a suspect patient. Later, his result test came out as a positive on 24 March 2020. Being treated, now he is doing well and authorities are tracing those who had contact with him and they will be sent to quarantine immediately.

According to the instructions from WHO, the National Health Laboratory will send his test result to a reference laboratory for confirmation.

Thus, MOHS has also made a statement that no positive are found on (12) people that are quarantined at Waibargi Hospital, (60) individuals at Dhammaduta Dr Ashin Cekinda Yarma Monastery, (37) people from AYA Bank Training School at Tamwe and (1) person from Nyaungshwe General Hospital. 

Editor's Note:
In the aftermath of this announcement, please remain calm and don’t do any panic buying to fill up the line in the supermarkets. These supermarkets maximise the availability and are working with suppliers to keep products flowing through the system. Always remember to avoid crowded places and don’t forget to wash your hand all the time. Wear a mask if you go out. Stay alert and make sure to follow the rules and information stated by the Ministry of Health and Sports and to report to nearest healthcare centers if COVID-19 suspected patients are found. Please find the Emergency contact numbers below. If you need help, check out our Health Services Guide here. And Prevention and Quarantine Preparation here.

Public Health Emergency Operation Center067 3420268
Yangon Airport Health Quarantine Unit09 7999838333
Yangon Regional Department of Public Health09 449001261, 09 794510057
Mandalay Regional Department of Public Health09 2000344, 09 43099526


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