A man who contracted the novel coronavirus and was treated at a hospital in Shan State has recovered this week.
Burma’s Case 230 was discharged from Sao San Htun Public Hospital in Taunggyi, capital of Shan State, this Wednesday (June 24).
Dr Hnin Ei Phyu, who is deputy head of Shan State Contagious Disease Control Department, told SHAN that although he’s recovered he’ll still need to be quarantined for two more weeks.
“He will have to spend seven days in a community-based quarantine facility. Then do another seven days of quarantine at home. After 14 days, he can finally live like a normal person.”
According to the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), the man tested positive for COVID-19 on June 2.
Dr Hnin Ei Phyu told SHAN that he was only allowed to leave the hospital after his test results returned negative twice.
There have been ten confirmed cases in the state, according to the Shan State Health Department.
Eight patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital. The remaining patients are being treated at Sao San Htun and in Muse, in northern Shan State, near the border with China.
To curb infection rates, Burma introduced a nationwide lockdown in April, just after the first two COVID-19 cases were confirmed on March 23. Some restrictions have since been eased. Many expect the lockdown to end soon, but there has been no official announcement from the government
On June 25, MoHS reported 293 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while there were 6 deaths and 211 recoveries.