With Laos, just north of Thailand, under lockdown measures to control a spike in Covid-19 infections, the Royal Thai Embassy in Laos has helped the country fight the outbreak and donated money and materials with a total value of over 16 million baht.
While cases have remained low in Laos since the start of the pandemic last year with active cases typically below 10, there was a spike in cases in mid-April and active cases are now at 1,302. The country reported its first coronavirus-related death yesterday.
Donations from Thailand help provide mobile biosafety labs to perform Covid-19 swab testing and beds for Covid-19 patients, as well as protective gear such as 50,000 medical masks and more than 2,000 protective gear individual, or PPE.
An order for supplies worth 8.5 million baht is expected to be delivered by the end of the month. This order will include 2,000 additional PPE pieces of equipment, Covid-19 test equipment, DNA / RNA extraction kits and 2,500 test kits. Other equipment provided by Thailand includes a defibrillator, patient monitor, infrared thermometers, oxygen regulators and pulse oximeters.
SOURCE: Nation Thailand
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