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Myanmar reports first COVID-19 death; man had 4-day layover in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A Myanmar national who had a four-day layover in Singapore on his way home from Australia has died from COVID-19, Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports spokesperson Dr Khin Khin Gyi said on Tuesday (Mar 31).

The 69-year-old man, who died at about 7.30am on Tuesday at Way Bar Gyi hospital in Yangon, is the first person in Myanmar to die from the disease. 

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According to the ministry, the man arrived in Myanmar on Mar 14 after flying home from Australia,

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