Quang Binh provides effective support for Laos’ Khammouane province in COVID-19 fight hinh anh 1From October 11-25, the Quang Binh team conducts testing on 6,700 samples, discovering 738 cases positive to SARS-CoV-2. (Photo: VNA)
Quang Binh (VNA) – An 11-member working team from the central province of Quang Binh to Laos’ Khammouane province to help the bordering country fight COVID-19 returned home on October 25 after successfully completing their missions in two weeks.

The team took with them two RT-PCR testing machines and bioproducts that are enough for testing 15,000 group samples, along with 1,000 quick test kits and other medical equipment to support the Lao locality in COVID-19 prevention and control activities.

Besides, Quang Binh presented a level-2 biological safety cabinet to Khammouane.

Nguyen Thanh Xuan, Vice Director of the Quang Binh Department for External Affairs, said that on October 19, Quang Binh provided Khammouane with additional bioproducts worth about 500 million VND to serve testing activities amid the rising number of infections in the province, raising the province's total assistance to Khammouane this time to about 2.7 billion VND (118,444 USD).

Xuan said that with coordination from Khammouane, from October 11-25, the Quang Binh team conducted testing on 6,700 samples, discovering 738 cases positive to SARS-CoV-2.

Before leaving Laos, the team also shared experience with their Lao peers on COVID-19 prevention and control.

In recognition of the team’s efforts and contributions to COVID-19 prevention and control of Khammouane, Bunmi Phimasone, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the province’s People’s Council presented Khammouane Governor’s Certificates of Merit to members of the team.

He thanked the government and people of Quang Binh for supporting Khammouane in the difficult time since COVID-19 broke out in Laos, describing the assistance as an evidence for the close ties between people of Vietnam and Laos as well as Quang Binh and Khammouane in particular./.