Myanmar reports 861 more COVID-19 infections, 536,393 in total-Xinhua

Myanmar reports 861 more COVID-19 infections, 536,393 in total

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-02-01 23:20:00

YANGON, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar reported 861 more COVID-19 infections with a daily positivity rate of 2.15 percent in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 536,393, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Tuesday.

No new deaths from COVID-19 were recorded on Tuesday, leaving the death toll unchanged at 19,310 in the country.

According to official data, a total of 513,416 patients have been discharged from hospitals in Myanmar as of Tuesday.

The Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment for COVID-19 on Monday issued an order of extending the period for COVID-19 preventive measures until Feb. 28.

The extension will be applied to all orders, announcements, directives previously issued by the respective union level government organizations and ministries in order to contain the spread of the viral disease, the statement said.

Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday also issued an announcement of further extending the entry restrictions for travelers, the suspension of issuance of all types of visas and visa exemption services until the end of February.

Moreover, the Ministry of Transport and Communications on Monday further extended the suspension of international commercial flights until Feb. 28.