National Health Lab confirms three positive COVID-19 patients Press release on COVID-19 issued at 0015 am on 28 March, 2020

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March 28, 2020

 

  1. The National Health Laboratory (Yangon) has tested the samples of 62 patients who are quarantined at the hospital, and the laboratory confirmed at 11 pm on 27th March, 2020 that three patients mentioned in the table-1 are having with Coronavirus infection. The remaining 59 patients have no infection.
  2. A man aged 29 from Insein Township, Yangon Region, has been quarantined at the Waibargi Special Hospital in Yangon since 26th March, 2020, following his arrival in Myanmar on 21 March 2020 after travelling to Barbados, England and Thailand. The sample from him was tested by the National Health Laboratory (Yangon), and the laboratory confirmed on 27th March 2020 that he is having with the Coronavirus.
  3. A woman tour guide aged 60 has been quarantined after COVID-19 symptoms such as coughing and vomiting were found one day after she was taken to Yangon General Hospital on 26th March 2020. Though she has no record of travel to foreign countries in the past 14 days, she travelled across Myanmar together with French tourists as a tour guide.
  4. The National Laboratory (Yangon) tested samples from her on 26th March 2020, and confirmed that she is positive for the Coronavirus infection.
  5. A 58-year-old woman from Switzerland arrived in Nay Pyi Taw International Airport on 17th March 2020 from Geneva via Bangkok. While receiving a hotel-quarantine in Nay Pyi Taw, she was suffering fever together with symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing and diarrhoea. She was taken to the Nay Pyi Taw’s 1,000 bedded hospital on 26th March 2020. The National Laboratory tested the samples from her on 26th March 2020, and confirmed yesterday that she is having with the Coronavirus. The patient had a history that she closely contacted her father, who had been infected with the Coronavirus, for two hours on 13 March 2020.
  6. Those three patients confirmed with the Coronavirus infection are quarantined separately, and the all patients in good condition.
  7. The samples from the patients confirmed by the National Health Laboratory (Yangon) over the COVID-19 infection on previous days were sent to the World Health Organization’s reference laboratory, and the WHO’s laboratory also confirmed that they all are positive for the infection.
  8. Now, the authorities are tracking the contacts of the above COVID-19 patients and imposing restrictions on them in a bid to tackle the outbreak. People are urged to follow strictly guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Sports.

 

Ministry of Health  and Sports