Myanmar Confronts COVID-19

Myanmar now has 20 confirmed cases—including one fatality—of COVID-19, and the number is slowly climbing. 

With the number sure to rise, the government and military are preparing facilities for confirmed and suspected patients throughout the country. Experts and officials say the coming two weeks will be critical.

Still, compared to neighboring Thailand, where the government has recorded over 1,800 cases, the number of coronavirus-positive patients in Myanmar is still relatively low.