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Coronavirus: Myanmar outbreak hammers health system shattered after coup

Breathless, fevered and without the extra oxygen that could help keep them alive, the new coronavirus patients at a hospital near Myanmar’s border with India highlight the threat to a health system near collapse since February’s coup.To help her tend the seven Covid-19 patients at Cikha hospital, day and night, chief nurse Lun Za En has a lab technician and a pharmacist’s assistant. Mostly, they offer kind words and paracetamol.“We don’t have enough oxygen, enough medical equipment, enough…

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