On account of the number of coronavirus cases and related deaths rising in neighbouring China, the health authorities in border towns have strengthen surveillance at the border gate with China with the help of thermal scan equipment, state media reported.
Health staff from the Muse Township Health Department are conducting surveillance by scanning travellers entering Myanmar from China from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday.
According to reports from China, 11 people in Yunnan Province, which neighbours Myanmar, have reported coronavirus infections. However, there has been no incidence of infections in neighbouring towns in Myanmar so far. Following the outbreak of infections in Yunnan Province, the number of travellers from Myanmar to China through the border gates has dropped significantly.