The Ministry of Health and Sports confirmed two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to five in Myanmar at 1:45 AM on 27 March 2020.

A 33-year-old Myanmar man, a recent citizen of the United States, arrived in his hometown Mandalay on 19 March 2020 and developed symptoms of the disease, including fever, coughing, and tiredness on 23 March. 

He is now under treatment at Kandawadi Hospital and those who had contact with him will be traced, isolated and diagnosed. 

Another COVID-19 patient was found in Mingalar Taung Nyunt township in Yangon. A 69 year old man went to Australia last month to seek medication for its nasal cancer and he stayed in Singapore for four days on his way back to Myanmar. 

On 18 March 2020, he had fever, cough, and sore throat so he was immediately confined at Yangon General Hospital on Wednesday and quarantined.

As per WHO, the Health Ministry will send the results of these two tests to the accredited laboratory in Thailand for validation.

Officials have traced people who had contact with the previous patients from Chin State and a 26 year old uk returner and they are under quarantine facility now, said Daw Khin Khin Gyi to The Myanmar Times.

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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