Over 900 returnees from China stranded in Muse

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Myanmar citizens who returned from China were stranded in Muse town after a man was found COVID positive on 18 November.  Photo: Salai Ven Ro Htan (IPRD)

Over 900 Myanmar citizens who returned from China were stranded in Muse town, Shan State (North). The Muse Health Department is detecting COVID-19 on the returnees once every two days and found one man positive on 18 November, according to Muse Township Admission and Resettlement Sub-Committee.
“On 18 November, one returnee was found COVID-19 positive, and he is undergoing medical treatment at Muse District People’s Hospital. Now, he is in good health condition. The sub-committee is systematically accepting the returnees from China and sending the returnees to their places,” said U Aung Moe Lwin, the secretary of the Muse Township Admission and Resettlement Sub-Committee.
The COVID-19 positive patient was hospitalized in Muse District People’s Hospital and is now taking medical treatment. The three persons having had contact with the positive patients were quarantined at Pyidaungsu Sports Ground in Muse Town.
There have been more than 900 returnees from China in Muse town since 1 November till today. Some residents from Muse donated the food, accommodation and other necessary items for the returnees. The repatriation sub-committee for preventive measures against COVID-19 has systematically accepted and detected the returnees from China. The committee is conducting the COVID-19 test on the returnees every two days under the guideline of the Shan State government. —Salai Ven Ro Htan (IPRD) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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