16th COVID-19 case reported

02 April 2020
16th COVID-19 case reported
A volunteer (L) disinfects a footbridge to curb the spread of coronavirus near Sule pagoda in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, 29 March 2020. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

The number of COVID-19 cases rose to 16 as of Wednesday in Myanmar, said the latest figures released by the Health and Sports Ministry, Xinhua reported.

One more patient, a 63-year-old woman from Ayeyarwady region, tested positive while she was temporarily staying in Yangon along with her son who recently arrived from Dubai.

So far, the country has reported 12 imported cases and four local transmissions in 10 days since its first case was reported in March 23.