China’s medical team in Myanmar shares experience on COVID-19

April 16, 2020

The medical team dispatched by the Chinese government to Myanmar shared knowledge on COVID-19 prevention and control with Chinese nationals in Myanmar via a video link on April 9.

The main task of the medical team during their stay is to share their experiences with Myanmar and give advice on epidemic prevention and control to Chinese nationals in Myanmar including students and employees of Chinese enterprises, said Yang Lijuan, head of the medical team.

Experts from the team gave detailed answers to the questions revolving around epidemic prevention in labor-intensive factories, mental stress, home quarantine and the effect of climate change on the coronavirus.

Wang Yipeng, a Chinese student studying at Yangon University of Foreign Languages, told Xinhua that the medical team gave a comprehensive explanation to all the epidemic prevention and control issues that Chinese students were concerned about via the video call.

On April 8, the team of medical experts sent by the Chinese government arrived in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country reached 22, including 3 deaths, according to the latest figures on April 8.