Chinese experts help improve scientific pandemic prevention in Laos: ambassador

April 28, 2020

Before the Chinese anti-epidemic medical expert team boarded a returning plane back to China on Sunday, Chinese Ambassador Jiang Zaidong told Chinese and Lao media that the team, joining their local counterparts, have helped improve the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Laos.

Ambassador Jiang said at the Wattay International Airport that the Chinese medical team has "assisted the Lao side, according to local conditions and situation, in developing a complete set of anti-COVID-19 solution, that is resisting the imported cases and containing the domestic spread, which has improved the scientific and standardized level of pandemic prevention and control in Laos."

The Chinese ambassador also believed that under the strong and powerful leadership of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and the Lao government, with the joint efforts of all the people, Laos will surely overcome difficulties, control the epidemic and maintain sustained and healthy socio-economic development.

As a community with a shared future, China and Laos will keep helping each other, sailing through the difficulties with the Lao side, as to continue to provide full support and assistance according to the needs of Laos, said Jiang.

Laos detected its first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 24, and only after five days, the Chinese anti-epidemic medical expert team arrived in Vientiane on March 29.

The Chinese medical team includes experts in various fields such as infection prevention and control, intensive care, epidemics, and laboratory testing. They also brought along with medical treatment, protective supplies and a batch of Chinese and Western medicines.

The Lao Health Ministry said at its daily press conference that the country has detected 19 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Sunday afternoon.