Locals line up with their tanks to refill oxygen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Yangon, Myanmar, July 14, 2021.
REUTERS/Stringer/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it was giving Myanmar more than $50 million in aid as surging COVID-19 infections worsened a humanitarian crisis in the Southeast Asian country already reeling after generals overthrew a democratically elected government earlier this year.
Six months after the army seized power, Myanmar's economy has collapsed and its health system has buckled as coronavirus cases surged.
COVID-19 cases peaked in Myanmar last month, with 3,824 new daily infections now reported on average, Reuters data show.
https://tmsnrt.rs/3xv3SNiIn Thailand, the average number of new COVID-19 infections are at their peak, with more than 20,400 cases reported daily, according to Reuters data.
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