Chinese medical experts arrive in Myanmar to aid coronavirus epidemic response
A team of Chinese medical experts have landed at Myanmar's Yangon International Airport around 10:30 a.m. local time. They will stay in Myanmar for 15 days to share coronavirus epidemic control and prevention experiences and work with the country's health commission.
The medical team comprises of 12 experts in areas of medicine including respiratory, infectious disease, severe illness, nursing, testing and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The team also brought with them supplies for epidemic control weighing 5.3 tons, including 8,500 N95 medical masks, 60,000 disposable medical masks, 5,500 protective gowns and coronavirus nucleic acid testing kits.
Myanmar's Minister of Health and Sports Myint Htwe and the Chinese ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai welcomed the team. Htwe said that it was a big success that China was able to quickly contain the COVID-19 epidemic and Myanmar should learn from China's experience.