2nd LD: Laos confirms first 2 COVID-19 cases

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VIENTIANE, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Laos has detected the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, the Lao Health Ministry officials told a press conference here Tuesday afternoon.

According to Deputy Health Minister Phouthone Moungpak, the two confirmed cases, both Lao nationals, are likely to be imported.

The infected female tourist guide went to Vangvieng, Luang Prabang in northern Laos and Cambodia before showing COVID-19 flu-like symptoms.

The other infected male hotel staff is supposed to be infected in Thailand while receiving a training course there.

Both of them are treated in the designated hospital, the Mittaphab Hospital (150 Hospital), in Vientiane.

They are not serious cases and the treatment is going well, said the deputy minister, adding their close contacts have been quarantined.

According to the official, the Lao medical institutions have tested 131 suspected cases. Enditem

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