Chinese medical team arrives in Laos to help fight virus

  • AseanPlus News
  • Sunday, 29 Mar 2020

VIENTIANE: A team of Chinese medical experts, along with medical materials, arrived in Laos capital Vientiane by a chartered plane on Sunday (March 29) to assist Laos to fight the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Somdy Douangdy, Lao deputy prime minister and chair of the Task Force Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, and Chinese Ambassador to Laos Jiang Zaidong received the Chinese medical workers at the Wattay International Airport in Vientiane.

The Chinese medical team includes experts in various fields such as infection prevention and control, intensive care, epidemics, and laboratory testing. They also brought along with medical supplies.

The team came to Laos less than five days after the Lao side announced its first two confirmed Covid-19 cases and asked for assistance from China.

Laos has detected eight confirmed Covid-19 cases as of Saturday afternoon. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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