VIENTIANE, March 29 (Xinhua) — A team of Chinese medical experts, along with medical materials, arrived in Lao capital Vientiane by a chartered plane Sunday morning to assist Laos to fight COVID-19 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.
LINK ORIGINAL: Xinhuanet