3 new COVID-19 cases detected in Myanmar

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-28 09:13:15|Editor: yhy
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YANGON, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Three more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Myanmar on Saturday, bringing the total infections of the viral pandemic in the country to eight, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports.

The newly confirmed patients include a 29-year-old male in Yangon who was on the same trip with the patient, who recently tested positive as the third case, to England.

A 60-year-old female tour guide residing in Yangon, with no travel history abroad during the past 14 days, also tested positive for the coronavirus.

The third case is a 58-year-old foreigner who was under hotel quarantine in Nay Pyi Taw after her recent arrival from Geneva through Bangkok.

She was reportedly in close contact with her COVID-19 infected father in Switzerland.

According to the ministry, the newly confirmed patients were in good condition and being treated at hospitals in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, while contact tracing of those patients was underway by the ministry.

The samples of previous five confirmed patients were also confirmed by the WHO's reference laboratory, the statement added.