Myanmar imposes stay-at-home order in more towns due to COVID-19

Myanmar’s Health and Sports Ministry imposed a stay-at-home order in four more towns of Chin state, state-run media reported on Friday.

The stay-at-home order, which will be in effect on Saturday, will be applied to Tedim, Falam, Thantlang and Hakha after the towns recently saw increasing number of COVID-19 infections.

According to the ministry’s figures on Friday, the number of COVID-19 daily infections surged to 212 in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 144,157 in total.

A total of 132,415 patients have been recovered while the death toll stood at 3,221 as of Friday, the figures showed.

Myanmar detected its first two COVID-19 cases on March 23 last year.