Four Tatmadaw officers test positive for COVID-19

02 June 2020
Four Tatmadaw officers test positive for COVID-19
A photo taken with slow shutter speed shows a police woman directing traffic on a busy road in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, 18 May 2020. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Four Tatmadaw officers who returned from training in India on 24 May tested positive for COVID-19 during their second lab test by the National Health Laboratory according to state media.

The 4 officers were among 18 Tatmadaw officers who returned on a MAI relief flight and initially tested negative for COVID-19 on the first lab test while being placed under quarantine in Yangon Region Command.

However, when the Ministry of Health and Sports announced on 30 May that 9 men and 8 women who returned with the 18 officers on the same flight tested positive for COVID-19, a second lab test was conducted and revealed the disease-positive results for the 4 officers.