New COVID-19 Confirmed Case Found in Hakha
Hakha, the capital of Chin State, is now the site of the latest confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the country, becoming the second town in the state where the infection has been reported, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The result came as a shock to the least developed state when a Chin female, aged 18, who returned from China late last month, tested positive early today, in addition to another four cases being isolated in Tedim Town.
Government sources revealed that the patient had entered Muse, Shan State on 20 March and arrived in Kalaymyo, Sagaing Region on 25 March. She continued her journey to Tiphul village, her native place in Hakha Township via Hakha town by bus on 6 April, after allegedly staying in Kalaymyo for nearly two weeks.
With the help of the Hakha General Hospital staff, she was taken to a quarantine facility in Hakha on 16 April following a report to the Hakha General Administration Department.
It was confirmed that she was sharing the facility with 12 other individuals, who were also returning migrants from different places.
According to government sources, relevant departments are in full preparation for taking necessary action, including follow-ups on her contacts of persons during her travels in an attempt to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
On 23 March 2020, the first COVID-19 case in the country was reported in Tedim, another northern township in Chin State. The patient’s native village, Kaptel, has since been placed in a lockdown to prevent further spread.
Recently, the first patient, case No.1, as is identified by the government, was declared ‘tested negative’ and is likely to be released soon.#