3 returnee seamen testing positive for COVID-19 receive treatments at Kawthoung District Hospital

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Seamen who tested positive for COVID-19 are receiving medical treatment at Kawthoung District People’s Hospital in Taninthayi Region.  photo: Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung)

Three Myanmar returnee seamen who tested positive for COVID-19 are now receiving medical treatments at the Isolation Ward at Kawthoung District People’s Hospital.
Two of them (case number 747 and 748) arrived back in Myanmar on 19 August via South Africa. They worked on MV Kouyou vessel. The other seaman from MT Steadfast vessel (case number 749) arrived back in Myanmar on 17 August via Indonesia.
They were quarantined at hotels in Kawthoung and got their COVID-19 test results on 30 August morning.
The three seamen are not Kawthoung residents. They are from Yangon and Bago regions.
After they tested positive, ambulances transported them from their hotels to the Kawthoung District People’s Hospital yesterday afternoon in accordance with health guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and Sports.
—Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung) (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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