YANGON, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar reported 16 more locally transmitted COVID-19 cases Saturday morning, bringing the number of infections to 435 in total, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

According to the release, the newly confirmed cases are from Sittwe township of Rakhine state who were under quarantine due to the close contact with recently confirmed patients.

So far, a total of 45 local transmission cases were reported in Rakhine state since Aug. 16, the ministry's figures said.

The government announced a two-month curfew order effective from 09:00 p.m. to 04:00 a.m. local time in Sittwe township starting Friday due to the recent increasing number of locally transmitted cases.

The stay-at-home order was also imposed in the township late Thursday.

COVID-19 was first detected in Myanmar on March 23 with six deaths reported so far.