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Medical supplies to northern Lao provinces

Commander of the Military Region 2 High Command, Major General Pham Hong Chuong transferred medical supplies and equipment to representatives of northern Lao provinces on April 21 to support their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

This included 90,000 antibacterial face masks, 20 infrared thermometers to measure body temperature, and 3,000 disinfection gel tubes.

The command also presented a number of COVID-19 prevention and control documents translated into Lao to the localities.

Speaking at the handover ceremony at Dien Bien province’s Tay Trang International Border Gate, Chuong expressed his belief that with joint efforts by the two governments, peoples, armed forces and health sectors, the pandemic will be contained soon, thus helping stabilise locals’ lives and boost socio-economic development.

A representative of the northern Lao provinces thanked the command for its support, stressing that the medical supplies will be allocated to Lao localities and armed forces in the most suitable way to combat the COVID-19./