Myanmar’s COVID-19 infections rise to 2,150

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YANGON, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — The number of COVID-19 infections in Myanmar has risen to 2,150, with 142 news cases on Thursday night, according to a release from the country’s Health and Sports Ministry.

On Thursday alone, 262 cases were reported, registering the highest surge in single day.

According to the ministry’s release, 72 more patients were allowed to be discharged from the hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries to 625 as of Thursday.

“The more we follow the restrictions and guidelines, the quicker the restrictions may be lifted,” State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, in her capacity as Chair of national level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment, urged the public to comply with guidelines on Thursday.

On the same day, the central committee has urged the public not to travel except for health and emergency matters.

COVID-19 was first detected in Myanmar on March 23 this year and its death toll stands at 14. Enditem

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