Announcement on COVID-19 mutation surveillance process

Nay Pyi Taw

Department of Public Health, Department of Medical Research, Department of Medical Services, National Health Laboratory under the Ministry of Health has been conducting “COVID-19 Molecular Surveillance” in collaboration with the Tatmadaw Medical Research Corps.

According to the process, people came back from the border checkpoints, by relief flights and from Thailand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, India, Bangladesh and Malaysia through border checkpoints.

Of the returnees, 36 laboratory samples were taken from those who were infected with COVID-19 virus. The SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron’s Real Time PCR Test was performed on these samples at the National Health Laboratory under the Department of Medical Services of the Ministry of Health and found no SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron.

Ministry of Health

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