Boatmen returning from Bangladesh test Covid-19 positive

Narinjara News, 5 July 2022

Three boatmen, hailing from Arakan’s capital Sittwe,  tested Covid-19 positive after their trip to Teknaf port of  Bangladesh.

U Tin Aung Oo, chairman of Rakhine State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, informed that the boatmen transported  Burmese goods to Teknaf port and on their return to Sittwe they were found corona positive.

As many as 55 sailors returning from Bangladesh were quarantined and among them three tested positive  on 4 July.

Presently, they are  kept separately in  Sittwe general hospital. Those who came in contact with them are also advised to  test for the virus infection.

In May and June 2021, six boatmen at Shwe Mingan border trade post tested Covid-19 positive after their return from Bangladesh.

In Rakhine State, a total of 4,264 Covid-19 cases were reported out of whom  37 people succumbed to the corona virus infection.