Taunggyi to conduct first Covid-19 test in August

The first laboratory test for COVID-19 using Real Time RT-PCR in Taunggyi, Shan State, will take place in the first week of August after a month’s delay, according to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Sports. “Both equipment and place are ready. Testing will start in the first week of August,” said director […]

Myanmar Issues COVID-19 Travel-Fit Certificates for Urgent Overseas Trips

Mandalay – The Ministry of Health and Sports’ National Health Laboratory (NHL) in Yangon has started COVID-19 tests to provide travel-fit certificates for urgent overseas travel. The internal ministry memo said Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff, diplomatic staff, UN officials, other government employees and members of the public who need to be cleared to travel […]

Myanmar testing capacity for COVID-19 doubles to 600 people daily

Testing capacity for the coronavirus at the Myanmar National Health Laboratory (NHL) has doubled starting April 5, according to the health minstry. Testing capacity will be doubled to 600 per day starting from today, said U Thar Tun Kyaw, the ministry’s spokesperson. However, “technologies for immediate results are not available yet. Each test can take […]

Myanmar starts testing for COVID-19 at own facility

The National Health Laboratory (NHL) has acquired the medical kits needed to help health professionals around the country verify suspected cases of the deadly COVID-19 virus, a senior Health Ministry official said on Thursday. Dr. Khin Khin Gyi, deputy director of Contagious Disease Prevention and Eradication for the Department of Public Health, said the NHL […]