Seven Rakhine nationals tested positive for Civid-19

Narinjara News, 19 June 2020

23 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours across Myanmar, where seven persons are identified as Rakhine nationals. 

All the migrants had recently returned from Thailand and Malaysia, said a report of Myanmar health and sports ministry that was released at 8 am today.

Among those Rakhine nationals, five returned from Thailand and two returned from Malaysia. They tested positive during the quarantine period at Hpa An in Karen State.

They are scheduled to move for treatments at Waibargi special hospital in Yangon.

Among those Rakhine people infected with novel corona virus, four are ladies and their age limits fall between 22 and 33.

Myanmar as a nation has 262 confirmed Covid- cases till the evening of 18 June. Altogether 55,413 people were tested for the deadly virus.

As of June 18 there are nine confirmed cases of coronavirus in Rakhine state, with three cases in Buthidaung, four in Maungdaw, one in Taungup and one in Thandwe, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports announcement.  

The country reported six casualties  due to Covid-complications. By now 185 people have recovered from the infection and 5,587 individuals are under observation.