July 29, 2021 15:34 | About us
Language: Tiếng Việt | ພາ​ສາ​ລາວ | ខ្មែរ | русский | 中文

Vietnamese experts dispatched to Laos for Covid-19 support

Jasmine Le Jasmine Le

lehang1997hanu@gmail.com

May 04, 2021 | 21:20

Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son and 35 experts are heading to Laos on Tuesday to help the country in its Covid-19 fight.

Ho Chi Minh city police hunt for Chinese escapees from quarantine facility Ho Chi Minh city police hunt for Chinese escapees from quarantine facility
Vietnam COVID-19 Updates (May 4): 21 new cases in the last 24 hours Vietnam COVID-19 Updates (May 4): 21 new cases in the last 24 hours
Vietnamese in Laos join hands with local authorities to battle Covid-19 Vietnamese in Laos join hands with local authorities to battle Covid-19
Vietnamese experts dispatched to Laos for Covid-19 support

Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son. (Photo: VNE)

A team of over 30 Vietnamese experts, headed by the country's deputy health minister, set off to Laos on Tuesday to aid the nation in its bid to control the spread of the coronavirus.

“We embark on this trip with a will to help Laos contain the novel pandemic,” Son said. The deputy minister has been playing an active role in Vietnam’s Covid-19 battle, directly visiting hotspots to suppress local surges, notably the outbreak in Da Nang City last August.

All 35 medical experts are from major hospitals in Vietnam. They are leading specialists in infectious diseases, intensive care, resuscitation and emergency, sanitation and epidemiology.

Under the leadership of the deputy health minister, the delegation will help Laos' frontline personnel in Savannakhet and Vientiane build field hospitals, as well as enhance intensive care and coronavirus testing capabilities.

At the online meeting with his counterpart Bounfeng Phoummalaysith, Vietnam Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long pledged to help Laos overcome the dire impact of Covid-19. On the same day, 200 ventilators, 2 million face masks, 10 tons of chloroquine and other anti-Covid equipment were handed over to Laos authorities. Long had also promised to help treat Laos' coronavirus patients remotely through a telemedicine system.

Vietnamese experts dispatched to Laos for Covid-19 support
Major General Nguyen Hung Thang presented gifts to Lieutenant General Khamphet Sinanone. Photo: VOV
Vietnamese experts dispatched to Laos for Covid-19 support
Vietnam gifted medical equipment to help Laos fight against Covid-19. Photo: VOV

Laos has so far had nearly 1,000 Covid cases, but there has been a steady increase in recent weeks, peaking at 100 a day, putting a significant burden on the medical system.

Vietnam reported 19 new cases of Covid-19 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 3, according to the Health Ministry. Nine of the new cases were imported. The domestic cases included eight in Vinh Phuc and two in Ha Nam.

Four new cases found on the morning of May 4, of which 2 cases were isolated immediately after entry in An Giang, and two were recorded domestically in Da Nang and Hanoi.

Da Nang asks for stopping receiving repatriation flights Da Nang asks for stopping receiving repatriation flights

Da Nang on Monday has requested the Prime Minister to stop receiving repatriation flights that bring Vietnamese citizens home following a suspected coronavirus case in ...

Philipines: President Duterte got first dose of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine Philipines: President Duterte got first dose of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine

On Monday (May 3), Philipines's President Rodrigo Duterte received his first dose of Sinopharm's vaccine against COVID-19, to encourage his country to get inoculated and ...

Covid-19 in India: All arrivals from India banned from Taiwan Covid-19 in India: All arrivals from India banned from Taiwan

On Monday, Taiwan officially banned all the arrivals from India, in order to prevent new infections, with more nations reporting cases of a variant first ...

Jasmine Le