YANGON, Myanmar 

Myanmar confirmed its first two cases of the novel coronavirus late Monday.    

The Ministry of Health and Sports issued a press release saying two Myanmar men had tested positive for the virus and were hospitalized. 

They include a 26-year-old man who had recently traveled to the U.K. and was hospitalized in Yangon on Saturday and a 36-year-old man who recently traveled to the U.S. and was hospitalized Monday in Chin state. 

Health authorities in Myanmar have been on high alert since the World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic earlier this month. 

After emerging in Wuhan,

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