Laos well prepares for coping with COVID-19 pandemic

The Lao government has announced that the country  basically completed the preparation of resources to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic in the context that the number of infections is increasing in the Southeast Asian nation.

With nearly 500 new infections reported in the country since April 20, the Lao government has asked its health sector to urgently check and list medical supplies and medicines, and financial sources  to serve the pandemic prevention work.

The sector was also requested to prepare quarantine and treatment facilities, and focus on tracing and taking samples for testing for those who contacted with COVID-19 patients.

According to the Lao Ministry of Health, hospitals serving COVID-19 treatment in Vientiane are ready to receive patients.

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