A male patient that was infected with the novel coronavirus in Shan State on March 28 has fully recovered and was sent to his hometown.
The man who is Burma’s case-14 was thoroughly tested before being discharged from the Lashio public hospital on Sunday.
“We have already tested the patient from Kyaukme twice, and we didn’t find any indications of COVID-19,” said Dr Nyarn Myint from the Lashio public hospital. He explained that the man will have to be quarantined in the hospital in Kyaukme for a week when he arrives to ensure his recovery is complete.
In eastern Shan State, Hla Htay Min, the head doctor of the Kengtung public hospital, told SHAN that the health of COVID-19 cases 64, 96 and 112 are improving. Three separate tests sent to the National Health Laboratory in Yangon—the only facility in the country equipped to test for the virus—came back negative. The doctor plans to test the trio again in 48-hours.
Recently, the Indian government sent medical supplies and medicine to Burma by plane. The India Embassy in Myanmar posted images of Indian Ambassador Saurabh Kumar giving the supplies to representatives from the Ministry of Health and Sports at the Yangon Airport.
According to the Ministry of Health and Sports, there are 7 confirmed cases in Shan State. There are 161 in the country, while 49 have recovered and 6 people have died from the virus. Two of the recoveries are in Shan State.
Translated by Sai Seng Han