COVID-19 pandemic in Laos

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COVID-19 pandemic in Laos
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Index caseVientiane
Arrival date24 March 2020
(2 years, 7 months, 2 weeks and 6 days)
Confirmed cases19
Suspected cases318
Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Laos on 24 March 2020, becoming the last Southeast Asian country to report its first case.

On 13 March provincial authorities closed some of border posts.[1]

On 24 March, Laos confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases, becoming the last Southeast Asian country infected with coronavirus.[2][3]

On 26 March, the Vientiane Times confirms third Covid-19 case.[4]

On 27 March, there were 6 cases confirmed. Two more men from Luang Prabang, and one from Vientiane.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Laos Shutters Small Checkpoints on Borders With Vietnam, Cambodia, Citing Coronavirus Spread". Radio Free Asia. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. "Laos records first two coronavirus cases - Thai Media". 24 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  3. "Laos Confirms First Covid-19 Cases". 24 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  4. "Laos confirms third Covid-19 case". 26 March 2020. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  5. "Three More Covid-19 Cases Confirmed in Laos, Total Now at 6". 27 March 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2020.