THE Ministry of Health and Sports released the updated information about its surveillance measures against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on 19 February.
1. The Ministry of Health and Sports is conducting the screening process to prevent respiratory disease COVID-19, which is now spreading China and other countries, at the international gateways and at the hospitals, through public-centered monitoring processes and in coordination with private hospitals.
2. A 40-year old Chinese man from Weihai city of Shandong province, from China arrived in Myanmar on 17 February 2020, and he went to the Hlinethaya Township hospital on 19 February 2020 as he suffered from fever and diarrhea. He was then transferred to the Waibargi hospital where he was quarantined as a Person Under Investigation at the hospital. His specimens will be examined at the National Health Laboratory in Yangon , although he was not diagnosed with the acute respiratory disease until now.
3. A 26-year old woman returned from Singapore to Myanmar on 14 February 2020. The International Health Regulations (IHR) Focal Point of Singapore informed to the Central Epidemiology Unit of Myanmar that she was in close contact with a laboratory confirmed patient in Singapore. She was quarantined as a Person Under Investigation at the Mandalay General Hospital. Her specimens will be examined at the National Health Laboratory in Yangon, although she was not diagnosed with the acute respiratory disease until now.
4. Up to 8 pm on 19 February 2020, a total of 11 persons were being quarantined for medical treatments at the hospitals of respective States and Regions and they are in good health. The results of laboratory tests will be released in a timely manner.
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar