Vietnam assists Laos to fight Covid-19 with medical supplies

  • Vietnam
  • Saturday, 04 Apr 2020

Coronavirus infected patients wearing protective masks as they appear to the media saying thanks to health workers (in white clothes) after they has been tested negative three times at a hospital during the coronavirus outbreak in Hanoi on Saturday (April 4). - Reuters

VIENTIANE: Medical materials from Vietnam arrived in Lao capital Vientiane by a chartered plane on Saturday morning (April 4) to assist Laos to fight against the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

The supplies including 333,000 standard face mask, 1,000 of protective clothing sets, and some medical equipment, which is worth over US$300,000, Laos News Agency (KPL) reported on Saturday.

A receiving ceremony was held at the Wattay International Airport in Vientiane capital, attended by Laoa deputy prime minister and chair of the Task Force Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, Somdy Douangdy, and Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos, Nguyen Ba Hung.

In this occasion, Somday Douangdy expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the government and people of Vietnam for providing the necessary medical equipment to assist Laos preventing and controlling the virus outbreak.

Somdy said Laos will make full use of the material assistance brought by Vietnam, and will try its best to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Laos announced it had detected the first two confirmed Covid-19 cases on March 24. The total number has risen to 10, according to Laos ministry of health report on Friday.

Meanwhile, Vietnam's Ministry of Health confirmed two new cases of the virus symptoms on Saturday morning, raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 239.

One of the new cases, both vietnamese, is a female who recently returned from Thailand and was connected with an earlier confirmed case, and the other is a male who had been to the Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital for treatment, which is in connection with a number of confirmed infections, vietnam News Agency reported.

Vietnam has reported 3,736 suspected cases with nearly 74,000 being monitored and quarantined, and 85 patients have recovered with no deaths recorded in the country as of Saturday, according to the health ministry. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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