Myanmar Govt to Probe Fatal Shooting of WHO Driver Transporting COVID-19 Swabs

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 22:15

By ZARNI MANN 29 April 2020

MANDALAY—The Myanmar government on Tuesday announced the formation of an investigation committee to probe the death of a World Health Organization (WHO) driver who was killed in a shooting in Rakhine State.

The WHO vehicle transporting swabs taken from 20 suspected COVID-19 patients from Rakhine State to Yangon was attacked on April 20. Driver U Pyae Sone Win Maung was fatally wounded and U Aung Myo Oo, a medical officer, was injured.