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Myanmar imposes stay-at-home order in more townships as COVID-19 infections increase

YANGON, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Ministry of Health and Sports imposed on Tuesday a stay-at-home order in 12 more townships as the number of COVID-19 infections kept increasing in the country.

The ministry has imposed the stay-at-home order in 86 townships in total after 12 townships in Magway region and Kachin state were newly added to the list.

According to the ministry's release, 5,860 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported with 286 deaths in the past 24 hours.

So far, the number of infections rose to 240,570 while the death toll increased to 5,567, the release said.

A total of 2,501 patients were discharged from hospitals on Tuesday, bringing the number of recoveries to 167,171 so far.

Myanmar detected its first two COVID-19 infection cases on March 23 last year. Enditem

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