COVID-19 Crisis Complicates Dengue Prevention Efforts in Southeast Asia

The COVID-19 crisis has complicated efforts to combat the seasonal spike in dengue fever infections during the Southeast Asian monsoon season due to the burden the coronavirus pandemic has placed on health authorities in the region, experts say. Dengue is carried by mosquitoes and is one of the world’s most dangerous and fastest spreading viral […]

Myanmar: COVID-19 Situation Report No. 07 (10 August 2020)

  HIGHLIGHTS The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country remains low – a total of 360 cases, six fatalities and 312 recoveries so far- with most new cases reported among returning migrants. No cases have been reported in camps or sites for internally displaced people (IDP). Sixteen COVID-19 cases have been confirmed across […]

Chinese Workers and Gamblers Illegally Stream Into Laos to Avoid Quarantine

Laos has detained and deported hundreds of Chinese nationals in recent months for illegally entering the country to sidestep a mandatory 14-day coronavirus quarantine period and head straight to casinos to gamble or work, sources in the country told RFA. Most of the illegal border crossers are tourists bound for casinos in northwestern Bokeo province’s […]

COVID-19 Patient Discharged From Taunggyi Hospital

After testing negative twice, Dr Wai Wai Mon says Case 245 will need to be quarantined for another fourteen days in a medical facility in the patient’s village-tract.   Case-231 was released on June 18 from Muse Public Hospital in northern Shan State, near the Chinese border. Like Case-245, the patient will be quarantined for […]

Govt Tests Hundreds Of Migrant Workers For COVID-19

Dr Zawana, head of Shan State Health Department, told SHAN the swabs were taken from 161 workers who have been staying at a quarantine facility in Taunggyi, capital of Shan State.   The workers, who crossed the Friendship Bridge from the Thai border town of Mai Sot, have been in quarantine since July 1. Dr […]