The Ministry of Health and Sports is carrying out a protocol related to COVID-19 by keeping guards on international borders and hospital-based or people-based processes, in coordination with public hospitals.

According to laboratory test results from the National Health Laboratory on 1st April 2020 among 36 new suspects, one patient was tested positive for COVID-19 and other 55 patients were tested negative.

The confirmed case 16 is a 63-year-old woman from Yay Kyi Township in Ayeyarwady region . She went to Yangon International Airport on 15th March 2020 to pick up her son who travelled from Dubai and she stayed in North Okkalapa Township with her son for awhile. She developed symptoms after two weeks and was taken to North Okkalapa General Hospital on 31st March, 2020. She was isolated and later her test came out as a positive. She is now transferred to Wai Bar Gi Hospital and being taken care by a special monitoring unit.

43 new suspects were added to quarantine units on 1st April 2020 and four more patients were tested positive for the virus on 2nd April.

The 4 family members who were in close contact with confirmed case 15 were quarantined at their house in Pauk Khaung Township in Bago region. When the tests of their laboratory samples came out, 47-year-old husband, 10-year-old son, 8-year-old daughter and 18-year-old niece were tested positive and they will be taken separately to specified hospitals.

Among 19 confirmed cases, 17 patients including 1 patient at Ti-Tane Hospital, 9 patients at Wai Bar Gi General Hospital in Yangon, 1 patient at Kandaw Nadi Hospital in Mandalay, 1 patient at Nay Pyi Taw General Hospital, 1 transferred patient from Kyaukme General Hospital to Lashio General Hospital in Northern Shan state and 4 new patients to be restrained to specific hospitals. The two individuals at Wai Bar Gi General Hospital are taken under control and the conditions are doing well.

For the time being, there have been more COVID-19 positive patients in Myanmar and the government is keeping eyes on those who were in close contact with above confirmed patients. Therefore, citizens are advised to follow the healthcare information, proclaimed by the Ministry of Health and Sports, in order to prevent the transmission of the virus.

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