The results from the Myanmar National Health Laboratory confirmed that a 36-year-old Myanmar man traveling back from the U.S. and another, 26, returning from the U.K. had both tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

Myanmar people wear face masks. Photo: Myanmar Times

The patient arrived from the U.S. on March 13 and experienced fever a week after. He is now being treated at a hospital in Chin State.

Meanwhile the younger man, who arrived in Yangon on March 22, is under treatment in Hlegu.

The ministry said that any person who came into direct contact with the two patients would be monitored.

The testing results will be sent to a WHO-accredited laboratory in Thailand on March 24, it added.

Source: VNA