Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Shan State capital of Taunggyi on Monday.
Authorities shut down the Taungyyi Myoma market at midday on Monday after one of the vendors tested positive for COVID-19; the most recently diagnosed patients live in Mingalar Oo and Pyi Taw Tha wards, respectively.
“Medical staff have continued to carry out check-ups, so I don’t know whether there will be more positive cases,” Win Naing Soe, who is working with the Taunggyi Volunteer Team, told SHAN, adding that disinfectant had been sprayed around the city in an attempt to kill the coronavirus.
Taunggyi Township’s health department announced to stay-at-home order for Mingalar Oo ward from November 29 until December 13.
According to the Shan State health department, some of the current 90 confirmed COVID-19 patients in southern Shan State have no history of travel, so their infections were contracted locally.
At the time of reporting, the Ministry of Health and Sports had reported 90,713 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across country since the start of the pandemic. Among them, 70,156 have recovered and 1,941 patients have died.