The United Nations Myanmar office has just confirmed that one of their international staff who has just returned from Switzerland has tested positive for the coronavirus or COVID-19.
According this the press release issued 28 March, the member of staff is in self quarantine as a precaution in a local hospital. The UN expressed its appreciation of the help provided by the Myanmar authorities in this case.
The UN says it is fully committed to support Myanmar in its efforts to prevent the spread of this virus and strengthen national capacity to manage cases as they occur.
As of yesterday, Myanmar had registered five cases of infection with COVID-19.