Hakha COVID-19 patient discharged from isolation
The COVID-19 patient in Hakha, officially identified as Case No. 150, has been released from isolation at the Hakha General Hospital today after being tested negative for two consecutive times, hospital sources have said.
The Hakha General Hospital said that the second swab test sent to a lab in Yangon had come back negative and that the patient has been allowed to walk out from the isolation.
However, the 18-year-old female would be kept at one of the quarantine facilities in Hakha for the next 14 days, according to a source from the government.
During her stay at the quarantine facility, her swab would be tested again.
The patient, who had returned from China and originally from Tiphul village, Hakha Township, had been kept in isolation at the Hakha General Hospital since 29 April 2020.
Dozens of people who were believed to be close contacts of the patient had also been since traced and quarantined. According to the latest updates from the government, their swab tests have shown negative so far although some of them are still waiting for the second results.
In addition to the Hakha patient, who is now transferred to a new quarantine place, there are four patients being isolated in Tedim, who are close contacts of the first COVID-19 patient in the country, who had also been discharged from the Tedim General Hospital.#