Myanmar Closes Eight Temporary COVID-19 Hospitals in Yangon

Yangon has closed eight temporary hospitals, out of 15, as the number of COVID-19 cases drops in the city.

In mid-September, Myanmar rapidly opened temporary hospitals and converted public housing into COVID-19 hospitals in Yangon as up to 1,900 cases were reported per day.

Myanmar opened about 15 temporary coronavirus hospitals with a capacity of between 500 and 2,000 beds as permanent hospitals began to run out of space.

Since Dec.19, Myanmar has seen a decline in daily COVID-19 cases. Fewer than 1,000 new cases are now being reported per day across the country and Yangon is currently reporting fewer than 200 cases per day.

On Tuesday, more than 2,300 coronavirus patients have been treated at the Yangon’s hospitals, including at a private hospital, Pun Hlaing, according to Yangon’s health authorities.

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