Myanmar's floods complicate its COVID-19 outbreak

Patients, especially those who depend on oxygen, needed to be evacuated from the center incase the rain did not stop and the flooding worsened, according to the Karen Information Center media group.

Myanmar is trying desperately to control a fast-growing outbreak amid ongoing chaos in the wake of a military coup, and residents told Reuters on Tuesday (July 27) the heavy rain and flooding were exacerbating the situation.

Around 500 residential areas along Myanmar's border with Thailand have been affected, the Karen Information Center (KIC) media group said.