COVID-19 cases rise to eight in Myanmar

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Myanmar shot up to eight on Saturday, within six days after the government announced the first two cases, seven of which are imported.

The Health Ministry identified the three new patients as a 29-year-old Myanmar man, who returned from the UK, a 58-year-old female foreigner from Switzerland who works for the United Nations and a 60-year-old Myanmar woman tour guide.

The United Nations said in a statement that its staff  “had been in self-quarantine” since her return on March 17.