[Laos] Ministry of Health and WHO respond to first case of COVID-19 in Laos

Auteur : WHO / OMS.

Production : WHO / OMS.

Diffusion : site de l’OMS, pages internationales.

Date : 24 mars 2020.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has confirmed that two cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Vientiane Capital. The first case is a 28-year-old man who visited Thailand and arrived in Laos on 9 March. He was admitted to hospital on 23 March and is currently in stable condition.  The second case is a 36-year-old female tour guide with close contact to a group of tourists that were found to be positive in Cambodia. She was admitted to hospital on 23 March and is currently in stable condition.

Source : URL : https://www.who.int/laos/news/detail/24-03-2020-ministry-of-health-and-who-respond-to-first-case-of-covid-19-in-laos (consulté le 05/05/2020).

Photo “à la une” : Dr Phouthone Meuangpak, Vice Minister of Health making the announcement of 2 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Vientiane, Lao PDR © WHO / Somlith Khounpaseuth

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