Yangon, 23 March 2020 – The Ministry of Health and Sports Myanmar has confirmed that Myanmar has now found it’s first COVID-19 cases, brining total in 2 – a 26-year-old Myanmar citizen who had returned from the UK and a 36-year-old Myanmar citizen who returned from the United States.
A 36-year-old man who came back from the United States to Tidim, Chin State, had a fever on 19 March. He was then transferred to Tidim General Hospital and isolated on 21 March. He didn’t cough or show any respiratory problems.
His result came out on 23 March and was tested positive of COVID-19.
Now, he is doing well and being isolated and treated.
A separate case involves a 26-year-old man who came back from the United Kingdom on 22 March.
He was quarantined briefly at the public health training department in Hlegu, Yangon. Then, he was transferred to a monastery in Hmawbi in the very evening.
Although he showed no fever or symptoms, his test result shows COVID-19 on 23 March.
He is now being treated and isolated at the Waibargi Specialist Hospital.
Per the WHO’s instructions, the National Health Laboratory will send their test results to a reference laboratory for confirmation on 24 March.
Anyone who came into contact with them will be traced and quarantined.
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