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14 health workers infected with COVID-19 in Myanmar

04 Jun 2020, 23:59 GMT+10

YANGON, June 4 (Xinhua) -- A total of 14 frontline health workers have been infected with COVID-19 so far since the disease was first detected in March in Myanmar, a health official told Xinhua on Thursday.

Of them, six health personnel are working under the Ministry of Health and Sports and the rest are health care professionals from private clinics.

"Health care personnel are at the frontlines in fight against COVID-19. The ministry has been providing physical and mental support to them," Than Naing Soe, director of Health Literacy Promotion Unit of the Public Health Department under the ministry, told Xinhua.

All of those infected health care workers are in good condition and some of them have recovered, he said.

Myanmar reported first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 23 and the total number of infections has reached 234 as of Thursday morning.

In over two-month period, 145 patients have recovered and six deaths were reported so far, according to the ministry.

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