News release on ongoing surveillance of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019)

Ministry of Health and Sports Myanmar 2

1. The Ministry of Health and Sports is conducting surveillance activities on the COVID-19 acute respiratory disease that has spread in China and other nations around the world. Surveillance is carried out at border entry-exit checkpoints, hospitals, communities, and private hospitals.
2. According to a report from the National Health Laboratory (NHL) (Yangon), the following observations have been made at designated hospitals:
(a) A 23-year old male patient in Muse Township hospital,
(b) And a 32-year old male patient at Waibargi Specialist Hospital
The lab results of both patients reveal they do not have COVID-2019.
3. There are currently no patients under surveillance as of 8 p.m. on 27-2-2020, and neither has there been any confirmed cases of COVID-2019. Surveillance activities are continued with full momentum. COVID-19 has spread across China and 38 other countries among our neighbours and the world. The public is urged to adhere to the disease protection health information published by the Ministry of Health and Sports.—Ministry of Health and Sports (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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