By Hseng Leng /SHAN
Six cases of COVID-19, including two people who returned to Burma illegally from Thailand, were reported in Tachileik on December 10.
After police detained about 40 people who illegally entered Burma at a detention camp in the border town they discovered that two of the female detainees had COVID-19.
Dr Ba Soe Thet, the deputy head of Eastern Shan State Health Department told SHAN among the six new cases, one is a child and another over the age of 60, but their health is good.
There’s been 93 cases confirmed in Tachileik up to December 10, while 22 have recovered from the disease.
Health authorities suspect an infected hotel employee may have been the cause of the outbreak in the border town in eastern Shan State.
In Burma, there have been 104,487 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since December 10. Among these, 82,813 have recovered and 2,201 have died.