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Vietnam supports Laos’ Covid-19 fight

The Vietnamese government has provided US$2.21 million and medical equipment worth over US$5,000 to support anti-Covid-19 efforts in the Lao PDR.

The handover ceremony took place on Monday between Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Dung and Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Sengphet Houngbounyuang.

On this occasion, Mr Sengphet expressed thanks to the Vietnamese government for its generous contribution to the Lao government’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Laos has logged 733 new Covid-19 cases and three new deaths attributed to the virus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 37,751 including 6,879 active cases and 59 deaths, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the new confirmed cases, 731 were classified as domestic infections, and two as imported cases – one each in Vientiane and Bokeo.

Source: Lao News Agency