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    Myanmar starts testing for COVID-19 at own facility
    Aung Phay Kyi Soe 21 Feb 2020

    The National Health Laboratory (NHL) has acquired the medical kits needed to help health professionals around the country verify suspected cases of the deadly COVID-19 virus, a senior Health Ministry official said on Thursday.

    Dr Khin Khin Gyi, deputy director of Contagious Disease Prevention and Eradication for the Department of Public Health, said the NHL facility in Yangon is up and running.

    “The NHL will test two suspected cases at Waibagi Hospital in Yangon and Mandalay General Hospital who arrived in the country on Wednesday,” he said.

    “We won’t have to send samples to Thailand’s National Institutes of Health for testing anymore because the NHL’s tests are absolutely equal to those in Thailand,” she added.

    The NHL received the 450 test kits from the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Science in Thailand, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Japan, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    According to the ministry’s daily update, 37 people are under investigation and two are suspected to be infected with COVID-19 at government hospitals...
    Last edited by Treyfish; April 1, 2020, 06:23 PM.

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    Fears of coronavirus catastrophe as Myanmar reports first death

    Government says it is on top of the outbreak, but experts worry the disease has already been circulating for some time.

    by Andrew Nachemson
    15 hours ago
    Yangon, Myanmar - Myanmar is braced for a "major outbreak" after one of the thousands of migrants returning from Thailand tested positive for the new coronavirus, and the country recorded its first COVID-19 death on Tuesday.

    Myanmar confirmed its first two cases on March 23, in two people who had travelled to the United States and the United Kingdom, but that number has now climbed to 14....


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      Myanmar has recorded 20 cases of infections since it reported the first two COVID-19 patients on March 23, with one death.


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        By Mizzima
        06 April 2020
        No new reported cases of Covid-19

        Laboratory results of the National Health Laboratory (Yangon) on specimens from a total of 55 persons under investigation and the persons under the quarantine at hospitals, homes and hotels on 5 April 2020 has shown all of the 55 persons tested negative, state media reported...

        ...As Myanmar has found a total of 21 COVID-19 positive cases from 23 March to 5 April. People are advised to strictly follow guidance of the Ministry of Health and Sports to prevent viral transmissions to both families and communities...


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          22 cases:


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            22 cases; 3 deaths total:


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              ...there are 22 confirmed cases in Myanmar out of which patient numbers 5, 16 and 17 have died of the pandemic but remaining 19 confirmed cases are in stable condition, Dr. Khin Khin Gyi said in her post...


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                27 cases; 3 deaths total:


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                  38 cases; 3 deaths total:


                  • #10
                    41 cases; 4 deaths:


                    • #11
                      62 cases; 4 deaths total:


                      • #12
                        74 cases; 4 deaths total:


                        • #13
                          85 cases; 4 deaths total:


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                            No new COVID-19 cases on Myanmar New Year Day
                            Aung Phay Kyi Soe 17 Apr 2020

                            No new COVID-19 cases were detected during the past 24 hours leading to Myanmar’s New Year Day on April 17, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

                            The country’s COVID-19 statistics stood at 85 cases, four deaths and two recoveries...


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                              94 cases; 5 deaths: