Dien Bien Province presents medical supplies to Laos border guard forces

Vietnamese border guards have gifted 100 million VND of medical supplies and food to their Laos counterparts
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Dien Bien Province presents medical supplies to Laos border guard forces
The Border Guard High Command of Dien Bien Province presented medical supplies and foodstuff to the Police of Phongsaly province. Photo courtesy of Dien Bien Border Guard High Command

The Vietnamese Border Guard High Command of Dien Bien Province handed over medical supplies and foodstuff worth 100 million VND (4,329 U.S. dollars) to the Military High Command and Police of Phongsaly and Luang Prabang provinces in Laos on May 10.

During the handover ceremony, the two sides’ leaders briefed each other on the Covid-19 situation in their localities.

They also agreed to foster cooperation between border guard forces to avert illegal entry and exit as well as creating favorable conditions for entry and exit procedures of citizens and goods through Tay Trang and Pang Hoc border gates, in accordance with regulations and anti-Covid-19 measures.

Dien Bien Province presents medical supplies to Laos border guard forces
The two sides briefed each other on their respective Covid-19 situations. Photo courtesy of Dien Bien Border Guard High Command

Leaders of the Military High Command and Police of Phongsaly and Luang Prabang provinces expressed thanks to Dien Bien Border Guard High Command for their timely assistance while hoping that border guard forces on both sides woud regularly exchange information on border management and protection as well as share experience in coping with Covid-19 in the future.

It is hoped that such cooperation will contribute to building a border of peace, friendship, cooperation and development between two countries.

Dien Bien Province presents medical supplies to Laos border guard forces
Both sides pose for a photo opportunity. Photo courtesy of Dien Bien Border Guard High Command

The Lao health ministry on May 10 said the country had detected 25 cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the lowest number recorded in the country in 18 days.

The new cases were found in four out of 18 cities and provinces of Laos, including six in the capital Vientiane and 15 in Bokeo Province.

Laos continues to see lesser Covid-19 cases thanks to drastic measures taken by its government and all-level authorities, including the national lockdown imposed since the end of April.

The country has documented a total of 1,327 cases, including nearly 1,300 detected since the beginning of April, mostly local infections.

Of the patients, 237 have been recovered so far. The death toll remains at just one.

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