The Mayor of Yangon has been found to be positive for COVID (19)

The Mayor of Yangon has been found to be positive for COVID (19)

Despite the mayor of Yangon testing positive for COVID-19, chief doctor of South Okkalapa township hospital Dr Win Maw Oo told this newspaper that he was in good health.

On Tuesday, December 8, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe, who is also the chair of the Yangon City Development Committee and the minister of Development Affairs, was diagnosed with the virus.

According to a statement from the YCDC, the mayor became ill while conducting ground inspections and COVID-19 awareness and prevention campaigns at local markets on December 8 and subsequently had himself tested. His COVID-19 diagnosis was confirmed by tests, and he is currently receiving treatment at South Okkalapa Hospital.

A COVID-19 test confirmed that the mayor was indeed admitted to the hospital. According to Dr. Win Maw Oo, he arrived at 6:30pm and is in good health.

According to the mayor, he will not be admitted to the intensive care unit because his condition is not life-threatening.

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