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COVID-19 cases exceed 41,000 in Myanmar – Xinhua


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A family wearing masks walk to take a passenger ship at a jetty in Yangon, Myanmar, Oct. 22, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar has increased to 41,008, with 1,312 new infections on Thursday, said a daily release from the country’s Health and Sports Ministry. (Xinhua/U Aung)

YANGON, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — The number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar has increased to 41,008, with 1,312 new infections on Thursday, said a daily release from the country’s Health and Sports Ministry.

A total of 33 more deaths were also reported, bringing the death toll to 1,005 on Thursday, the release said.

On Thursday, 2,279 more recovered patients were allowed to be discharged from hospitals, totaling the number of recoveries to 21,144.

A total of 566,222 samples have been tested for the disease so far since COVID-19 was first detected in Myanmar on March 23 this year.

As part of containment measures to halt the spread of the disease, the Myanmar government has imposed stay-at-home orders in some regions and states and restrictions including mass gatherings, domestic travel ban, suspension of international commercial flights and temporary entry restrictions to all incoming visitors until the end of October. Enditem 

 



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