Myanmar reports 18 more Covid-19 infections; receives more health aid from China


YANGON, May 28 (Xinhua:) Myanmar reported 18 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 613,298 on Saturday night (May 28).

The Ministry of Health said health authorities tested 7,417 people for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate was 0.24 percent.

No new deaths from Covid-19 were reported in the past 24 hours, leaving the death toll unchanged at 19,434.

The total number of patients who have recovered from Covid-19 in the South-East Asian country has risen to 592,264 with three new recoveries, data from the ministry showed.

Myanmar detected its first Covid-19 cases in March 2020.

Meanwhile, a new batch of 5.42 million China-donated Covid-19 vaccine syringes arrived in Myanmar's Yangon on Saturday, said a statement from the Chinese Embassy to Myanmar.

China's latest donation of 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses and 13 million Covid-19 vaccine syringes to Myanmar have arrived in Yangon in separate batches, the embassy said.

Of them, the final batch of 5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses arrived in Yangon on Sunday (May 29), the embassy's statement said. - Xinhua

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