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The Diplomat: Myanmar Braces for Coronavirus Outbreak

On March 23, Myanmar recorded its first cases of COVID-19, thereby ending its dubious title as the most populous country yet to report any infections. For the developing nation’s 54 million people, the confirmation is certain to raise alarm. Ever since the outbreak began in China — which shares a 2,227-kilometer porous border with Myanmar — medical experts and rights groups have been urging the government to prepare for the worst.

(Little Bagan, Hsipaw, Myanmar, Photo Credit: Tej Parikh)

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