Ten new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in the eastern Shan State town of Tachileik on the Thai border on Sunday.
According to deputy head of eastern Shan State’s health department Dr. Lin Htut Oo, on November 29, there were seven men and three women found to be infected with the coronavirus. They all had contact with another confirmed COVID-19 patient in the town.
“Ten people tested positive for COVID-19 within 24 hours. People need to follow the health guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS). People should stay at home as much as they can. People should wear face masks if they go outside,” Dr. Lin Htut Oo told SHAN.
There are now a total of 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tachileik, with more medical wards being prepared to accept new patients.
The MoHS reported that there had been 89,486 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Burma as of Sunday, including 68,910 recoveries and 1,918 deaths.