New COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Muse

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By SAI HSENG LENG / SHAN

A patient in the town of Muse, on Shan State’s border with China, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.  

Photo by Zaw Min Muse Shina Boarder Gate
Photo by Zaw Min Muse Shina Border Gate

According to the Muse Garuna Social Volunteer team, the man had returned to Muse from China on September 11 and had been admitted to a quarantine facility.

“He tested positive for COVID-19 today. His health is fine. He is now receiving medical treatment in a new hospital in Muse,” Thaung Tun, who is working with the Muse Garuna Social Volunteer team, told SHAN on Monday.

Initial contact tracing showed that the patient had direct contact with five people, who will reportedly soon be tested for COVID-19.

Thaung Tun said that 115 people are currently quarantined in Muse’s facilities.

At the time of reporting, Burma’s Ministry of Health and Sports had confirmed there are 3,299 cases of COVID-19, as well as 32 deaths and 790 recoveries from the virus.

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