Champassak receives medical equipment from China’s Chongqing and Nanning

The southernmost province of Champassak has received medical equipment from Chinese cities Chongqing and Nanning.

The equipment, worth 2 billion Kip (approximately 210,000 US dollars) will be used in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the province.

The equipment includes 200,000 facial masks, 10,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) from Chongqing and 10,000 facial masks and 200 goggles from Nanning.

In a handover ceremony held on Jul 5, Mr. Vilayvong Boutdakham, Governor of Champassak province and Head of the Provincial Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control expressed on behalf of the authorities and people of Champassak Province thanks to the authorities and people of the two Chinese cities for their generous supports.

Forty-four new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded nationwide over the past 24 hours with imported cases numbering 42 and two local transmissions detected in Vientiane Province.

The 42 imported cases included twenty-one in Champassak, 17 in Savannakhet , three in Khammuan and one in Vientiane.

Source: Lao News Agency